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Three detained at anti-masker gathering in Mārupe

On Sunday, June 20, in Mārupe municipality, an illegal event took place with the participation of dozens of people - opponents of vaccines and masks. The State Police (VP) has launched three administrative proceedings, Latvian Television reported.

Opponents of the vaccines had gathered Sunday on an empty lot in Mārupe, Daugavas Street. Declaring it a “land of freedom”, they staged speeches, and collected signatures requesting to be shown the original Constitution.

On arrival the police found that more than 20 persons had gathered, violating epidemiological rules.

Three persons were arrested and administrative infringement proceedings were initiated against them, two on the unauthorized organization of the event and one on non-compliance with the requirements of the police officer.

State police officers explained epidemiological requirements to the other people gathered and demanded that the event be discontinued. But some opponents of vaccines, the court said, in smaller numbers, continued to stay in the area.

State police did not disclose personal details of the detainees. According to information at the disposal of Latvian Television, it is believed two of the detainees are Kaspars Lasis and Aivars Smans, who head the Tautas kalpi (Nation's Servants) association. The organization previously has called on people to burn masks.

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