Finnish neo-fascist violence against Iraq war refugees

This video says about itself:

Finland: Refugee bus attacked while entering Lahti reception centre

25 September 2015

Up to 40 Finnish nationalists threw stones and other missiles at a bus carrying refugees outside a reception centre in the town of Lahti, Friday. The demonstrators – one reportedly dressed up as a Ku Klux Klan member –hurled stones and let off fireworks toward the bus, which was carrying up to 40 asylum seekers, including at least several young children.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Nationalist Finnish protesters throw stones at bus carrying refugees

Government criticises group of between 30-40 demonstrators, including one in KKK costume, who targeted bus carrying asylum seekers from Iraq

Friday 25 September 2015 11.40 BST

Finland’s government has condemned hardline nationalists who threw stones and launched fireworks at a bus of asylum seekers arriving at a reception centre in the southern town of Lahti.

Between 30 and 40 demonstrators – one wearing a Ku Klux Klan-style white robe – waved the Finnish flag and shouted abuse at the bus.

Some demonstrators hurled stones and let off fireworks at the vehicle carrying 40 asylum seekers, including several young children, Finnish television YLE said.

A petrol bomb was thrown at another reception centre in Kouvola, also in southern Finland, police said. No one was thought to be hurt in the incidents.

“The Finnish government strongly condemns last night’s racist protests against asylum seekers who had entered the country,” the government said in a statement. “Violence or the threat of violence is always to be condemned.“

The prime minister, Juha Sipila, this month offered to take in refugees at his home, a move that attracted international attention but also criticism in Finland. …

So far this year more than 13,000 asylum seekers, most of them from Iraq, have come to Finland, compared to just 3,600 in the whole of last year. In recent days, about 500 refugees per day have crossed the Finnish land border in Tornio, near the Arctic Circle, after a long journey through Sweden.

A man dressed as a member of the US-based white supremacist group, the Ku Klux Klan, waves a Finnish flag (Twitter/@syndicalisms)

Anger after Iraqi refugees arriving in Finland pelted with fireworks, stones. A counter-demonstration is planned to welcome refugees to the small town of Lahti, as police consider bringing further charges: here.

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