Pidgin English graffiti in Ogre sends death threats to 'imigrants'

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The State Police has launched a criminal procedure on inscriptions - one, written in horrendous Anglo-Saxon, is pictured above - against migrants or perhaps immigrants in Latvia's central Ogre town, reported LETA Friday.

Ogre municipal police chief Ugis Ulmanis told LETA that several inscriptions have appeared in different locations of the town in the past couple of weeks. For example, there was an inscription "imigrants must to be killed" on the wall at Ogre bus station. There are also inscriptions criticizing state officials over migration policy.

Judging by handwriting, the inscriptions have been made by one or several youngsters, said the police. The State Police and the Security Police have been informed about this, said Ulmanis.

The Security Police told LETA that it has received information, but the investigation is bieng conducted by the State Police.

State Police spokeswoman Diana Lukina told LETA that a criminal procedure has been launched on inciting national, ethnic, racial or religious hatred or discord. The criminal procedure has been launched on the fact, there are no suspects in the case yet.

Such an offense carries a jail term of up to three years, community work or a fine.

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