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

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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 national minority schools by 2020.

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(Source: Ruptly,
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