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Latvia: Anti-refugee protesters stage rally outside parliament in Riga01:25

Latvia: Anti-refugee protesters stage rally outside parliament in Riga

Latvia, Riga
November 5, 2015 at 07:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of anti-refugee protesters rallied outside parliament buildings in Riga on Thursday. The group oppose the European Union's (EU) acceptance of "Muslim refugees" coming from the Middle East and Africa. Protesters held banners some of which said "Islamists are turning our countries into the ones that they ran away from."

During the rally, amendments to the laws on immigration were proposed, the adoption of which would prevent further immigrantion unless in very specific circumstances.

The National Union Justice Party and the Fatherland Defenders Union were reportedly behind the protest. The groups believe that mass migration will increase the threat of terrorism and weaken the security of the Latvia's eastern border.

Latvia: Anti-refugee protesters stage rally outside parliament in Riga01:25
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Dozens of anti-refugee protesters rallied outside parliament buildings in Riga on Thursday. The group oppose the European Union's (EU) acceptance of "Muslim refugees" coming from the Middle East and Africa. Protesters held banners some of which said "Islamists are turning our countries into the ones that they ran away from."

During the rally, amendments to the laws on immigration were proposed, the adoption of which would prevent further immigrantion unless in very specific circumstances.

The National Union Justice Party and the Fatherland Defenders Union were reportedly behind the protest. The groups believe that mass migration will increase the threat of terrorism and weaken the security of the Latvia's eastern border.

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