Latvia: Thousands rally in Riga to defend Russian language in schools

Thousands protested against the authorities’ intention to exclude Russian language learning from schools in the Latvian capital of Riga on Saturday. According to the rally’s organisers, around three thousand of the city’s Russian residents went out holding banners and marched along the main streets. On Thursday the Lativian Partliament passed a bill to make teaching in Latvian obligatory in... Еще national minority schools by 2020. The next rally to defend the use of Russian in schools will be held on March 31.

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