Riga streets ‘disinfected’ after Waffen SS march

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Anti-fascism protesters cleaned the area around the Freedom Monument in Riga on Monday, after supporters and former members of the Latvian Legion of the Nazi Waffen SS marched earlier in the day to honor those who lost their lives fighting on the German side during World War II.

Protesters held placards depicting war crimes carried out by the Nazis. The march was organized to celebrate Legionnaires Day, which pays tribute to veterans who fought alongside German troops during World War II.