The tent camp of opponents of migrants, that was earlier located at the Railway Square of the Finnish capital, was moved to the public toilets, as it prevented the holding of the largest multicultural festival of the country - World Village Festival.
According to the publishing company Helsingin Sanomat, the city authorities abandoned plans for dispersing the camp of protesters from the organization Suomi Ensin ("Finland at first "), but confined itself only to its movement.
Previously, the organizers of the event insisted that the opponents of migrants would prevent carrying out the festival, if they stayed at the square. The officials promised to solve the problem, stressing that the agreement with the World Village Festival was concluded long before the camp appeared at the square in February.
Now the police are afraid that the Suomi Ensin activists can quarrel with the guests of the multicultural festival and the refugees themselves, so they promise to monitor the public order.
It should be reminded, that refugees who have been denied the affording shelter from the Finnish authorities, within the protest against the migration policy of Finland, set up the tent camp near the museum of contemporary art Kiasma on 12th of February. Two days later, the opponents of the migrants tripled a long protest action near the Kamppi shopping center in the center of the Finnish capital.
On 16th of February, the police ordered both groups of protesters to move to another place, removing the tents, as they interfered with the traffic, the townspeople complained of noise and smoke. The camp of illegals moved to the square near the railway station. Neither of the parties is currently going to stop the protest.