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Gay Pride march in Latvia passes off peacefully

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Gay Pride march in Latvia passes off peacefully

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Latvia has hosted its annual Gay Pride March with an estimated 400 people marching through the capital, Riga. Expressions of gay pride are relatively new in the conservative Baltic state and several hundred police were on hand to see that the marchers were protected from protesters.But the event passed off relatively peacefully.Two men who threw firecrackers at the parade were quickly arrested and bundled into waiting police vans.