Latvia: Thousands march glorifying Nazism

 LATVIA: Thousands of Nazis and neo-Nazis march in remembrance of soldiers who fell in the service of the Nazi SS.

The annual march of the Remembrance Day of the Latvian Legionnaires — glorify soldiers from the 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS and the 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (the 1st and 2nd Latvian, respectively).

A handful of Nazi veterans, flanked by thousands of supporters waving Latvian flags, gathered around Freedom Monument for the march under heavy police guard.

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Protestors hold up posters as they stage a countermarch.

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The march in Latvia, a member of the NATO alliance and the European Union, is currently the only public event in Europe and beyond honoring people who fought under the banner of SS, Nazi Germany’s elite security force.

German Nazis and collaborators led to the near annihilation of 70,000 Jews who had lived in Latvia before the Holocaust.

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