Riga, March 16, 2019 – a march honouring Waffen SS Latvian Legion veterans

Photos – Dmitry Zhilin, 2019 Publisher’s note: the same year, the National Alliance tried to re-establish March the 16th as an official commemoration day. Link: https://eng.lsm.lv/article/politics/politics/national-alliance-repeats-march-16-memorial-request.a310737/ State-owned lsm.lv has reported on the march, but ignored what makes it exceptional – the participation of ruling politicians https://eng.lsm.lv/article/society/society/march-16-parade-takes-place-in-riga.a312922/ Canada has condemned the march https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canada-condemns-annual-latvian-parade-that-honours-nazi-ss-unit The same day, … Continue reading "Riga, March 16, 2019 – a march honouring Waffen SS Latvian Legion veterans"

Riga, March 16, 2018 – a march honouring Waffen SS Latvian Legion veterans

Photos – Dmitry Zhilin, 2018. Publisher’s note: the same year, the National Alliance tried to re-establish March the 16th as an official commemoration day. Its leader Raivis Dzintars said, “We shouldn’t be ashamed to honor Latvian freedom fighters”. Link: https://eng.lsm.lv/article/politics/politics/nationalist-party-wants-to-make-march-16-an-official-memorial-day.a270632/ The proposal was rejected, although some non-NA MPs supported it as well: Inguna Sudraba, Gunārs … Continue reading "Riga, March 16, 2018 – a march honouring Waffen SS Latvian Legion veterans"