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Row over Latvian SS memorial

Every year on March 16th World War II veterans place flowers on a monument to commemorate their friends and comrades who died defending Latvia against Stalin's Soviet invaders.

But these veterans fought while serving in Hitler's army, wearing the uniforms of the Waffen SS.

Many of those who take part in the event are members of nationalist groups, such as the right-wing Fatherland and Freedom party, the party that sits with the Conservatives in the European Conservatives and Reformists group in the European Parliament.

Correspondent Damien McGuinness went to this years commemoration.


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