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Estonian far right marches through Tallinn on Independence Day

Estonian far right marches through Tallinn on Independence Day
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The Estonian far-right marched through the capital city of Tallinn on Sunday night to celebrate the country's Independence Day.

A torchlight procession was organised by the far-right party Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE), which is polled to have the support of around 20 % of Estonian voters. Extremist groups like the anti-immigration Soldiers of Odin took part in the procession.

A recent study from the European Council on Foreign Relations referred to EKRE a "nationalist, xenophobic, anti-liberal, and Eurosceptic" party.

Estonia is preparing for parliamentary elections, scheduled for 3 March 2019. If the party wins 20% of the vote like the polls suggest, it may become the country's third political force.

Their banners read "Eesti eest", meaning "For Estonia".

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