Protests in Eastern Europe have quickly grown, spread, and become violent. Here is a brief timeline based on a NY Times report:
- On Tuesday Jan. 13 a peaceful protest in Riga, Latvia erupted into violence. Latvia apparently has the highest unemployment rate in the EU.
- On Wednesday, 2,000 people threw snowballs at the parliament in Sofia, Bulgaria.
- By Friday, unrest had spread to Lithuania. The riots in the capital of Vilnius were nearly the same as those in Riga.