People carry Latvian flags as they march to the Freedom Monument to commemorate World War II veterans who fought in Waffen SS divisions, in Riga, Latvia, Sunday, March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Roman Kosarov, F64 Photo Agency)
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Latvian veterans who fought on Nazi Germany's side against the Soviets in World War II staged a march in Riga on Sunday, amid a heavy police presence and low-key protests.Veterans of the Latvian Legion have paraded in Riga every March 16 since Soviet rule ended in 1991 .Jewish groups, Moscow and Latvia's large ethnic-Russian community -- accounting for quarter of its two million citizens -- see the parade as glorifying Nazism because the Legion, founded in 1943, was commanded by Germany's Waffen SS.
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