From AFP via globalpost.com:
Latvia's environment minister is being sacked for planning to take part
in a march by veterans who sided with the Nazis against the Soviets in
World War II, the prime minister's office said Friday.
"No minister has ever attended this event, so it is important the
dismissal happens before it takes place, not afterwards," Andis Blinds,
spokesman of Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, told AFP.