Just have watched Russian TV. there are crowds of in Riga. Some of them extremely violent. Rioters were shown vandalising police car, shops, storming the parliament. Who could expect it?
Latvia's government and opposition politicians blamed each other Wednesday for rioting in the capital that left more than 40 people injured in the worst violence since the country split from the Soviet Union in 1991.
The violence erupted late Tuesday after a peaceful anti-government demonstration by an estimated 10,000 people in downtown Riga, where participants criticized ministers for the country's worsening recession and urged the president to dissolve Parliament.
Hundreds of protesters clashed with police, smashed windows and damaged cars in Bulgaria's capital on Wednesday when a rally against corruption and slow reforms in the face of economic crisis turned into a riot.
The violence broke out during a peaceful protest in front of parliament of more than 2,000 people, including students, farmers and green activists, who said they were fed up with life in the European Union's poorest and most corrupt nation.