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Delfi - Latvia | 30/05/2008

Protests against the Latvian Christopher Street Day

Christopher Street Day (CSD) celebrations are planned once more in Riga this year. But in the run-up to the event the plans are already meeting with heavy media protest. Juris Kaza writes that Latvian society is only damaging its own credibility: "The true debate is not about the rights of gays and lesbians, but about freedom of opinion. ... Both the political elite and the citizens are becoming increasingly removed from Western democracy and the duty to respect basic human rights like freedom of speech and assembly. This is happening not only in Latvia, but also elsewhere in Eastern Europe, and shows that these countries are gambling away the trust placed in them when they joined the EU."

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