At the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, on the night of July 4, another protest took place against the deportation of illegal immigrants.
According to the Helsinki police, about 100 people gathered in the country's main airhub to express their disagreement with Finland's migration policy. During the demonstration, the Ministry of Internal Affairs carried out the deportation of shelter-seekers to Afghanistan. In general, according to law enforcement officials, the protest action went calmly, but two people had to be detained for disobeying the authorities.
Previously, police dispersed another demonstration at the Helsinki Pasila district, as it interfered with police work.
Should be reminded, that over the past two years, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Finland has organized more than 40 flights for the deporting of shelter-seekers, who were denied refugee status by the Finnish authorities. Finland has repeatedly stressed that it is ready to deport illegal immigrants every week, despite the high cost of such procedure.
The cost of a flight from Helsinki to Baghdad, for example, is about 150 - 200 thousand euros, or 1.5 - 2 thousand euros per passenger. The deportation of illegal immigrants provokes a mixed reaction in Finnish society. In particular, several demonstrations against the deportation of shelter-seekers were organized at Helsinki Airport, and even during the last protest, demonstrators even managed to "fight off" an Iraqi citizen.