Mayor of the Latvian port city of Ventspils, Aivars Lembergs, has proposed a ban on American billionaire and philanthropist George Soros.
According to RIA News, Lembergs’ proposal will extend beyond preventing Soros himself from stepping foot in the Baltic state, to include a ban on all Soros-related organizations in the country.
The prominent Latvian politician’s ire was incited by Soros’ “anti-state activity”—specifically, Soros’ encouragement of refugee acceptance in the small Baltic country of two million people.
Lembergs stated there is plenty of evidence on the Internet suggesting Soros has spent hundreds of thousands of euros to popularize the notion of receiving refugees.
“Soros finances propaganda of the acceptance of refugees,” Lembergs explained.
“In Latvia, he has Delna and Providus, which I have always said are absolutely anti-state organizations. Propaganda of the acceptance of the refugees—which eventually will lead to social, economic problems and to the security threats—is anti-sate activity.”