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Administrative violation case commenced about NCP’s organized act in Vermont Garden

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvia’s State Police has commenced administrative violation case about New Conservative Party’s organized act in Riga, Vermont Garden.

State Police reported on Twitter that based on information reported by Song Celebration organizers, officers detained and brought in for questioning some woman with carton cut-outs of politicians in Vermont Garden. After she provided explanations, the woman was released. An administrative violation case was launched for a violation, police note.

This situation is a breach of Point 44 of the XXVI Song and XVI Dance Celebration rules, which state that no political acts are allowed at locations used for festivities.

NCP, on the other hand, mentioned on its Facebook account that several of its party members, including Krišjānis Feldmans and Linda Medne, «went to Riga’s streets, celebrating Song Celebration and enjoying this special atmosphere that appears only once every five years». They had with them photos depicting Jānis Bordāns, Juta Strīķe and Juris Jurašs dressed in national outfits. Many residents took the opportunity to get a photo with them.

«We were celebrating and enjoying ourselves until in the best traditions of the Soviet Union and Kremlin style – without providing any explanations – we were apprehended by police. Photos were taken away and the people were detained as though they had committed a crime. Because of that, several people had to spend the whole day in State Police Department on Matīsa Street 9,» New Conservative Party wrote on Facebook.

The party condemns police officers’ actions, saying that instead of catching thieves they decide to demonstrate power and waste taxpayers’ money.


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