Traffic restrictions near Uzvaras Park on May 9 in Riga

On 9 May, traffic restrictions will be in place around Uzvaras Parks, said Riga City Council. 

Based on recommendations from the State Police, between 8:00 and 24:00, vehicles (except operational vehicles) will be banned from stopping and parking on either side of Bāriņu Street, from Uzvaras Boulevard to Eduarda Smiļģa Street and from Bāriņu Street to Ojāra Vācieša Street.

The State Police will, if necessary, regulate, restrict or suspend traffic on these streets. The police will also ensure road safety and public order at the specified time.

Warnings about assembly ban will be placed in the park, and trade will not be allowed in the vicinity.  

CONTEXT:

On March 12, a state of emergency was announced in Latvia, extended until May 12. During the time, restrictions and prohibitions have been imposed, including ban of assembly.

The festival of May 9, the so-called Victory Day, causes annual controversy and tension between residents who acknowledge the celebration and those who do not. 

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