for the new-er generation it`s nothing, but old people hang out there, and we have honor guard guarding them; and some of the pride member took lets say "naughty" photos with these honor guards(that was not COOL), and it pissed off many people (about the Monument of Freedom); About the monumet of Victory, it`s in the honor of those who fell when the Russian "liberated" Latvia from the Germans, and Russians just go mad when even a little thing touches their monument, and they said that it will no to be tolerated. - result was russian gans threw poops at pride members. And to avoid futher provocation they forbid these parades. About schools and kindegartens- i am not sure how pride parades are in other countries, but here they are pretty flashy - so in order to avoid the damage of small child psyche it was forbid to go near education facilities. The pride parade here is as aggressive as opposition to it... it would not be a provocation if they just walked pass them..but as I said, they did some bad things along it.