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Finland: Activists arrested trying to block anti-refugee march in Helsinki02:32

Finland: Activists arrested trying to block anti-refugee march in Helsinki

Finland, Helsinki
October 4, 2015 at 18:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Two activists were arrested by police at they tried to intercept an anti-refugee procession in Helsinki, one of several anti-refugee protests that took place in Finland on Saturday.

Protesters gathered in the Finnish capital to condemn Finland's increased refugee intake while a larger counter-protest nearby called for more to be done to welcome asylum seekers fleeing war-torn Syria and elsewhere.

People gathered in four Finnish cities including Tornio, Lahti, Mikkeli and Helsinki on Saturday to protest against refugees being welcomed into the country, which recently revised its projected refugee intake upwards to 50,000 this year.

Finland: Activists arrested trying to block anti-refugee march in Helsinki02:32
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Two activists were arrested by police at they tried to intercept an anti-refugee procession in Helsinki, one of several anti-refugee protests that took place in Finland on Saturday.

Protesters gathered in the Finnish capital to condemn Finland's increased refugee intake while a larger counter-protest nearby called for more to be done to welcome asylum seekers fleeing war-torn Syria and elsewhere.

People gathered in four Finnish cities including Tornio, Lahti, Mikkeli and Helsinki on Saturday to protest against refugees being welcomed into the country, which recently revised its projected refugee intake upwards to 50,000 this year.

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