12 administrative violation procedures launched against scandalous Saeima deputy in Latvia

Latvian State Police have commenced a total of 12 administrative violation procedures against Saeima deputy Aldis Gobzems for possible violations committed in Tukums, Talsi, Ventspils and Liepaja.
State Police Public Relations office explains administrative violation procedures have been commenced against the organiser or meetings. This is includes resisting police, small hooliganism and violations of the Law on Meetings, Processions, and Pickets.
Police have also identified a number of participants of unsanctioned meetings. Police continue analysing available footage. So far administrative violation procedures have commenced against participants of gatherings in seven cases.
Police in Tukums have also commenced a criminal process for attack on a police officer. An unidentified person kicked a police inspector.
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State Police urge residents to refrain from attending unsanctioned gatherings and instead respect the epidemiological requirements put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
On Tuesday, 7 December, Gobzems visited Kuldiga, Saldus, Dobele and Jelgava to meet with his supporters. He was not detained by local police in any of those cities. Police promise to report information about any administrative violation procedures commenced in those cities this Wednesday.
On 8 December Gobzems plans to meet with supporters in Sigulda, Cesis, Valmiera and Smiltene, as well as Madona, Rezekne and Daugavpils on Thursday. Later he plans to meet with supporters in some of Riga’s microdistricts.