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Interior Minister: No need to panic over near Legionnaire Remembrance Day

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe unofficial Legionnaire Remembrance Day – March 16 when WWII veterans of German army’s Latvian Legion are remembered – «comes with larger risks» than in recent years, but police is ready to ensure security and prevent provocations, Latvian Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis has said.

In an interview with the LTV, Kozlovskis commended an agreement reached between the Rīga City Council and organisers of protests that «the anti-fascist rally» will take place 100 metres away from the Freedom Monument, where organisers of the Legionnaire remembrance event plan to lay flowers.

Both State Police and Security Police are preparing for different scenarios, policemen are ready to react and prevent provocations. The Minister also said that the Border Guard is working in order to keep foreign radicals and provocateurs from entering Latvia.

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