Akmens bridge in Rīga to be closed Friday evening

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On Friday, May 20, due to a planned march against Soviet heritage in Latvia, the Akmens Bridge will be closed for vehicle and pedestrian traffic starting 18:00, said Rīga City Council.

The procession “On the Liberation from the Soviet Legacy” will take place along the route: Freedom Monument – Kaļķu Street – Akmens Bridge – Uzvaras boulevard – Slokas Street – Uzvaras Park.

State Police in cooperation with Riga Municipal Police will close pedestrian and vehicle (except public transport) traffic on that route from 18:00 until the end of the walk 'as necessary'.

From 18.10 until the end of the procession, public transport for bus routes 10, 23, 26 and trolleybus route 27 from the city center will travel along the route to Uzvaras Boulevard, Valguma Street, Akmeņu Street and then return to the usual route.

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