The camp of nationalists from the organization Suomi Ensin, which has been standing for several months on the Railway Square of the Finnish capital, must be liquidated - the police decided that it is dangerous to public order.
During the main summer holiday - Juhannus, which was celebrated in Finland on Saturday night, June 24 - the nationalists committed three attacks on foreigners, in particular, one of them was almost strangled. Later, it turned out that the victims were tourists.
The police said that the cases of aggressive behavior of the demonstrators had occurred before, but over the weekend the situation worsened, that is why it was decided to disperse the camp.
Tents and banners of demonstrators were removed before 6 pm on Monday, 26 June.
Two camps - shelter-seekers dissatisfied with Finland's migration policy and nationalists protesting against illegal immigrants - stand opposite each other in the Finnish capital since February. Members of the organization Suomi Ensin were tried to remove from the center of Helsinki several times, but the issue was resolved each time. For several months of confrontation, various incidents occurred: for example, a nationalist supporter sprayed a pepper spray into the face of foreigners, and the shelter seeker nearly lost his life.