Thousands celebrate LGBT Pride in Latvia despite fears of attacks
- Held for the first time in Latvian capital Riga, EuroPride saw an estimated 5,000 attendees in the former Soviet nation.
- Police arrested three for minor offenses, but no major incidents marred the celebration.
- The event’s success was markedly different from the Pride march in Riga a decade ago, which saw violent attacks from protesters.
“It’s a very significant thing for Latvia, a former Soviet state, to be hosting EuroPride for the first time. In future we hope to see more long-term commitment to equal rights but we’re pleased the police have been working very closely with the organisers to ensure everything goes off smoothly.”
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