Action at the Lithuanian embassy in Riga

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Action in Riga
Action in Riga
Action in Riga
Action in Riga
Action in Riga

Latvian activity was organized by The Green Party and consisted of 2 parts: a picket and a putting of candles in remembrance of victims of nuclear accidents.

The picket started at 12.00 and lasted for ~ 1 hour, gathering 15-20 people. People from the Green Party were dressed in white protective garments and were holding posters with different slogans, such as "No Means No!", "It's Better To Be Active Than Radioactive", "People Have The Right To Make Decisions About Their Fate". Some posters were in Lithuanian, too.

Members of the Green Party said that embassy officials did not come outside, but contacted the police instead. One police unit came and asked activists to move farther because protests cannot take place closer than 50 meters from an embassy. However, the police officers were friendly and even admitted that they support activists.

The 2nd part of the activity started at 17.30. A big cross, made of cemetery candles, was set in front of the Lithuanian Embassy. Embassy officials showed no "signs of life" during this activity and no-one interrupted activists. When the cross was ready, they made a decision to leave the candles until the next morning. The person, responsible for removal of the cross, informed that when he arrived around 8 AM he found the cross absolutely unharmed with some of the candles still burning.



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