Dozens detained during Finnish far-right demonstration

Small rally in town of Jyvaskyla ends in violence as demonstrators manhandle bystanders and scuffle with police.

    Several of those arrested will be charged with violent rioting and assault [YLE]
    Several of those arrested will be charged with violent rioting and assault [YLE]

    Thirty people have been arrested in Finland after far-right demonstrators assaulted passerbys and scuffled with police.

    Police said the demonstration on Saturday by about 40 members of the Finnish Resistance Movement, in the town of Jyvaskyla, began peacefully.

    Protesters then began manhandling bystanders and aggressively prevented officers from intervening.

    Three people were injured, police said. The demonstrators also caused turmoil in a nearby department store.

    Several of those arrested will be charged with violent rioting and assault, public broadcaster YLE reported.

    The Finnish Resistance Movement describes itself as national socialist. It cooperates with similar movements in Sweden and Norway which praise white supremacy and want to establish one Nordic country.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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