Baltic Pride march gets green light in Latvia

The Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday 16 May in Riga, Latvia, will go ahead after a ban against the event was lifted on Friday morning.

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Riga City Council (RCC) had revoked permission for the march, organized by the Latvian organization Mozaika, the Lithuanian Gay League, and Estonian Gay Youth, on Thursday.

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The organizers made an injunction to the court and were granted a hearing on Friday at 10am at Riga’s Municipal Court, which overturned the decision to ban the march.

Amnesty International has welcomed the decision to allow the march.

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