“Review your personal security plans, remain aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security,” a statement on the embassy’s website reads.
On March 16, Riga will host the annual march of Waffen SS veterans and other supporters of Nazi Germany.
Veterans of the Latvian Legion, a unit commanded by the Nazi SS during the World War II, have staged a parade in central Riga every year since 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed. The date is linked to the March 16, 1944 battle between the legion and the Red Army.
The annual parade is opposed by Latvia's large ethnic Russian community, Jewish groups and several civic groups, that say the march essentially glorifies Nazism.
Last year, the Latvian government prohibited the country’s ministers from participating in the parade. Latvian environment minister, Einars Cilinskis, who planned to participate in the parade in 2014, was sacked.