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16 March Demonstrations In Riga

EDM number 2866 in 2010-12, proposed by Barry Gardiner on 14/03/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Eastern Europe and International politics and government.

That this House expresses its deep concern about the 16 March demonstrations in Riga; notes that whilst these annual demonstrations purport to be celebrating Latvian independence, they also celebrate Latvian veterans of Waffen SS detachments as war heroes, who fought on behalf of the Third Reich and who played an integral part in the Latvian Holocaust; further notes that the demonstrations begun initially by the Nazi organisation Club 415 are joined by recognised neo-Nazi organisations from outside Latvia and have been growing in size alarmingly since their commencement in 1998; condemns the demonstrators for spreading messages of anti-Semitism and denying involvement in the Holocaust; and urges the government of Latvia, which has previously condoned the demonstrations, to oppose this tribute match for the Latvian Waffen SS detachments and their crimes against humanity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Jonathan Edwards09/03/2012Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Hancock09/03/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell09/03/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
John Mann09/03/2012BassetlawLabourSigned
Andrew Love09/03/2012EdmontonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd09/03/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Barry Gardiner14/03/2012Brent NorthLabourProposed
Bob Russell14/03/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Durkan14/03/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jeremy Corbyn14/03/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins15/03/2012Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon15/03/2012StrangfordDUPSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/03/2012Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mike Gapes15/03/2012Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon20/03/2012North DownIndependentSigned
Martin Caton20/03/2012GowerLabourSigned
Katy Clark20/03/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie21/03/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Steve Rotheram21/03/2012Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
David Crausby16/04/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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