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  Freedom Monument
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  • Freedom Monument - Riga
      Freedom Monument
    by MalenaN
  • Freedom Monument - Riga
  • Freedom Monument - Riga
 

The Freedom Monument was built in 1935, during the Latvian independence era. The construction of the monument was mainly financed by public donations. It is over 35 metres tall and on top of the grey granite column stands a bronze statue of Liberty. She is holding up three stars, which represents three regions of Latvia.
It was forbidden to put flowers at the monument , or to have big gatherings of people near it, during the Soviet occupation. But it was here the first public protest against Soviet were held in 1987.

Directions: On Bivibas iela, north east of Old Town.
Website: http://www.liveriga.com/en/3231-freedom-monument

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  • Written Dec 29, 2008
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