Estonian police interrupted a rally in Narva against the demolition of Soviet monuments

The Estonian town of Narva (to the right). Archive photo

The Estonian police was interrupted on Saturday in Narva rally in support of the return of Soviet monuments, as the event was presented to the military symbols and violated requirements for the organization of public meetings, said the police and border guard Board.

According to the operational leader Adaskou prefectural police Urmas Elmi, against the organizer of the rally and two of its members prosecuted as a misdemeanor. The meeting was recorded by the police, but to prevent possible provocations of the event was taken care of.”Our goal was to ensure public order at the meeting and to ensure that the event took place peacefully and without violence. We interrupted the rally, because the involved people showed military insignia and did not agree to remove it”, – quotes the words of the Department of Elmi.

A police officer noted that the site was delivered to the organizer of the rally – 52-year-old woman. Concerning it criminal case about violation under article of the criminal code, which deals with violations of the requirements of the public meeting. In addition, with respect to two persons carried promote war symbolism, prosecuted for the offence under the criminal code, which deals with hate speech.

In Narva on August 16, was dismantled and taken to the Estonian war Museum in the village of Viimsi near Tallinn monument tank T-34, was also postponed for another six Soviet military monuments.