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Parts of Rīga's Soviet monument demolished on Tuesday

On Tuesday, August 23, the dismantling of the monumental pillar and the sculpture of rampaging Soviet soldiers in Uzvaras Park got under way in earnest, as observed by LETA and Latvian Radio.

The area is guarded by police officers, working in both the enclosed area and around its perimeter. Currently, not only the area around the monument complex is enclosed, but also part of the park area on the other side of Bāriņu Street. Pedestrian movement has been stopped down this street.

Like on Monday, dozens gathered by the monument on Tuesday. Some of them objected to the demolition, but most were just curious passers-by. 

As LETA observed, on Tuesday, some social media groups encouraged their members to come to the monument in the evening to protest its demolition. There was not much activity apart from oral conflicts, promptly prevented by police officers.

As reported by Latvian Television, all three soldier statues which formed a separate group near the main monument were demolished on Tuesday.

 

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