Amata region is one of those where dissatisfaction with the condition of roads can result in the blocking of highways. The population is protesting mainly against impassable dirt roads, but are in a poor state and paved, and often official repair promise no earlier than a few years.

The heads of local governments understand the discontent of the population and are ready to support a fairly radical form of protest. Bauschke, Duma is the only officially demanded an emergency has been declared.

15 March, the mayor of Bauska Raitis Abenex met with the Minister of transport, Uldis Augulis, who promised that the answer to the letter of the Council from March 6, will be "in accordance with the law". "In relation to an emergency situation it sounds rather strange," — said Abenex.