Tuesday, 16 March 2010
nazi fuckers go to march
"The event, which is held annually, never fails to stir controversy, causing outrage both in Latvia and abroad, as many consider it a glorification of Nazism.The authorities in Riga banned the parade earlier this month because of security concerns.
Regardless, on Monday, a Riga court lifted the ban, saying there was no threat to security in the city, although anti-fascist groups are holding a counter-demonstration. From 1998 to 2000, the 16th of March has been an official remembrance day in the country to pay tribute to the Latvian Legion.The Legion was created in 1943 on the order of Adolf Hitler.
The danger of such events as the march of the SS legionaries in Riga is in making neo-Nazism or racism something that is acceptable, warned Glyn Ford, a former member of the European parliament from the British Labour Party.
Latvia is not alone in its glorification of Nazi collaborators as a way of criticizing the Soviet era, but “one could be critical of the Soviet era without actually getting into bed with neo-Nazis.”
Latvian Waffen SS veterans have been parading in the Latvian capital Riga to honor their comrades who died fighting on the German side during the Second World War."
Fascism has become far too big a threat. WE MUST UNITE. Fuck fascism and its ignorant ideals.