Monday, August 11, 2008


A protest march went by the Embassy today, marching from the Freedom Monument to the Russian Embassy (quite near the Holla offices), where the protesters chanted and hollered for a bit, then backtracked to the Georgian Embassy for more positive chanting and singing. They carried roses and Georgian flags and home-made placards in Latvian and broken English. The guy in this picture gathered roses from a lot of the protesters, and while I didn't see where they went, I assume he laid them in front of the Georgian Embassy. Passions are definitely running high in Latvia, as the Latvians side with Georgia but the significant ethnic-Russian population disagrees.

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