The Latvian government is apparently pissed off about Brits heading there for wild stag parties and allegedly stirring up trouble. For example, Nils Usakovs, mayor of the Latvian capitalof Riga, isn't keen on tourists urinating on the city's central monument. It's odd to me that some of the government officials are so open with their anti-British sentiments.
Usakovs said some British visitors were guilty of misbehaving: "Let's not be politically correct - unfortunately, this is their speciality."
He also said if the city had more regular tourists the badly behaving British visitors "would not be as noticeable"...
Last year the country's then interior minister, Mareks Seglins, complained about "English pigs" and said they were a "dirty, hoggish people" after a British tourist was sentenced to five days in prison after being caught urinating on the war memorial.
Earlier this year South Wales Police sent two officers to Riga to advise on how to deal with hen and stag parties from Britain.
"Latvian warning for British stags
" (Thanks, Antinous!)
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