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Transparency International Latvia volunteers to keep the peace at 3 November rally

During the rally "For a Law-Based Latvia! For Honest Politics!" on Dome Square in Riga on Saturday, November 3, 60 volunteers and 30 "Falck" security company guards hired by Transparency International Latvia will be at the scene to keep the peace, LETA learned from the Transparency International Latvia.

The organisation believes that this is more than enough for the rally, where 4,500 people are expected to participate, and even for a much larger protest.

Room for 15 buses will be marked off on the Daugava Embankment at Riga Old Town for protesters arriving from regions.

Besides, the event has been insured with the joint-stock insurance company "Ergo", and there will be two ambulances nearby.

Donations are being raised for the event's technical organization; LVL 8,130.50 [US $16,754] have been donated so far by 110 individuals and two enterprises.

Transparency International Latvia explains that the money is necessary for stage equipment, speakers, portable toilets, booking parking lots, clean up on Dome Square after the rally, and others.

Donations can be paid into "Hansabanka" account LV63HABA000140J035842 or via "www.delna.lv/ziedot".

As reported, the rally starts 11 a.m. on Dome Square in Riga's Old Town.

The invitation to participate in the rally has been signed by many well-known figures from the Latvian academic, artistic and intellectual circles, including politician Sandra Kalniete (New Era), TV and radio personality Baiba Sipeniece-Gavare, actor Juris Zagars, political scientist Rasma Silde-Karklina, theater director Alvis Hermanis, painter Dzemma Skulme, writer Anna Zigure, journalist and media researcher Ainars Dimants, writer Pauls Bankovskis, lawyer and politician Aivars Endzins, "Transparency International Latvia" executive chairperson Roberts Putnis, TV journalist Ilze Jaunalksne, philosopher Maija Kule, MEP Girts Valdis Kristovskis (TB/LNNK), journalist Karlis Streips, editor-in-chief of largest Latvian newspaper "Diena" Sarmite Elerte, film director Laila Pakalnina, TV journalists Daina Jankalne and Baiba Strautmane, journalist and political commentator Aivars Ozolins, "Mozaika" board member Linda Freimane, "Transparency International Latvia" founder Inese Voika, political analyst Ivars Ijabs, playwright and actress Banuta Rubess, literary scholar Janina Kursite, "Providus" political researcher Lolita Cigane, writer and journalist Marina Kostenecka, and many others.

The event will be a continuation of the 18 October protest at Saeima, where 5,000 people took part in the rally.


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