860P.00/264: Telegram

The Minister in Latvia ( Wiley ) to the Secretary of State

86. There has recently been a sharp increase in anti-Government activities. Much revolutionary propaganda has circulated and posters have been put up calling on the people to rise on May 1st and overthrow the Government.

The Minister for Public Relations2 in private conversation tells me that he foresees no situation which would go beyond a couple of hundred arrests. He says that 65% of the people are with the Government and professes to believe that Moscow is not behind subversive activities.

I understand that police precautions have been anticipation of possible difficulties.

  1. A. Berzins.