Latvia: ‘Angry parents’ march to defend Russian schools in Riga

Over a thousand of people gathered near the Ministry of Education and Science in the capital of Riga on Wednesday to take part in a protest against Latvian language reforms in schools. According to the reform plan, by 2020, schools of national minorities will switch to teaching most subjects in Latvian as opposed to Russian. «We are protesting against the criminal decision made by the... Еще president. It is really criminal. It's a black mark on the president. Because he gave an oath to be the president of the whole people of Latvia.,» a Russian-speaking protester stated. The Latvian president «made his statement against part of this people, against 30 percent of people, for whom the Russian language is their native tongue,» she added.

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