Policemen closed access to the monument to the Liberators of Riga

The police began to implement the warning that access to the monument to the Liberators would be closed at any time in the morning. The approach to the monument is closed. People lined up

RIGA, May 9 – Sputnik. The police warned that if too many people came to the monument to the Liberators on Victory Day, access to the monument would be closed.

In the morning, the police began to implement this warning.

Access to the monument is closed. The monument was fenced with a fence near which tables were placed on which people can put the flowers they brought. Then these flowers will be transferred to the foot of the monument.

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Sputnik / Sergey Melkonov

Flowers are offered to be left on the tables installed near the monument

People who came on Victory Day to honor the memory of the warriors-heroes lined up in a queue at the monument.

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Sputnik / Sergey Melkonov

Police in Victory Park on May 9

Only the Charge d’Affaires of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Latvia V.I.Vasiliev was allowed to lay flowers at the monument on an individual basis. Other diplomats were not allowed to the monument. Access is also closed for journalists.

On Saturday, May 8, during a press conference, the head of the Latvian State Police Armand Ruks warned that the police could close the approach to the monument at any time if they think that there are too many people at the monument.

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