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A beach too far?

By Benas Gerdžiūnas on Friday, June 26, 2020

A temporary beach in a Vilnius square, complete with hipster fairy lights and quirky signs, has become  the latest battleground   for the country’s historical memory. The issue? It stands on what many politicians describe as hollowed ground for Lithuania’s independence struggles – against Tsarist Russia, Soviet Russia, and Nazi Germany. Vilnius mayor says the beach enables people to celebrate and experience freedom. Critics, meanwhile, say it degrades and makes…