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Finland: Anti-racists rally against rise of far-right SVL after protester killed02:27

Finland: Anti-racists rally against rise of far-right SVL after protester killed

Finland, Helsinki
September 24, 2016 at 14:49 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Helsinki, Saturday, to protest against the far-right party Finnish Resistance Movement (SVL).

The protesters held anti-Nazi placards and banners reading "Enough racism and fascism."

The protest came following the death of a man who succumbed to injuries after a 26-year-old suspect assaulted him during a far-right demonstration organised by SVL in Helsinki earlier this month.

Anti-immigrant sentiment is believed to be on the rise in Finland, with some 32,000 migrants and refugees arriving in the country last year, which some claim has led to the Finnish government to tighten its immigration policies.

Finland: Anti-racists rally against rise of far-right SVL after protester killed02:27
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Hundreds of people took to the streets of Helsinki, Saturday, to protest against the far-right party Finnish Resistance Movement (SVL).

The protesters held anti-Nazi placards and banners reading "Enough racism and fascism."

The protest came following the death of a man who succumbed to injuries after a 26-year-old suspect assaulted him during a far-right demonstration organised by SVL in Helsinki earlier this month.

Anti-immigrant sentiment is believed to be on the rise in Finland, with some 32,000 migrants and refugees arriving in the country last year, which some claim has led to the Finnish government to tighten its immigration policies.

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