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Latvians Riot Over Credit Crisis

Posted By admin On January 14, 2009 @ 5:09 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

Sky News [1]
Wednesday, Jan 14, 2008

Several hundred demonstrators have smashed up police vehicles and broken office windows in an anti-government protest that turned into a riot.

The violence, which followed a peaceful protest by thousands calling for early elections, was some of the worst seen in Latvia’s capital city Riga since the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991.

Following the initial demonstration, hundreds of protestors marched on parliament.

Some tried to storm the building but were dispersed by police using tear gas and truncheons.


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Once officers had control of the area around parliament, a large group of rioters began roaming the city centre, smashing storefronts and office windows with cobblestones dug up from the streets.

Windows at the finance ministry and several buildings were destroyed, and an off-licence was looted.

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