'Bronze Soldier' Gathering Attracts Only Handful of People

Night Watch picket on April 26, 2012 (Postimees/Scanpix)
4/28/2014 8:55 AM
Category: Politics

A demonstration to remember the removal of the Bronze Soldier statue from Tallinn's city center to a military cemetery, which caused riots in the capital seven years ago, attracted only ten people on Saturday.

Saturday's Bronze Soldier rally attracted more journalists than picketers, reported ETV, taking place near the National Library, where the statue previously stood. The original protest, which turned into one of the worst riots Estonia has seen, took place on April 26, 2007.

There was also a demonstration in mid-April to support Russians living in the Crimea, organized by people connected to the Night Watch organization, which is also connected to the Bronze Soldier riots. Around 40 people attended that demonstration on April 14.

A second protest to support Russians living in the Crimea was planned for April 20, but was postponed and will take place today in front of Parliament.


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