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.

13 thoughts on “Finnish neo-fascist violence against Iraq war refugees

  1. Pingback: Canadian Conservative Harper’s anti-refugee hate speech | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  2. Pingback: Stop Cameron’s war plans in Syria, British peace movement says | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  3. Pingback: Concentration camps for refugees in Germany? | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  4. Pingback: Disabled Palestinian refugee from ISIS now in Dutch ex-prison | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  5. Pingback: Singing Beethoven for refugees | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  6. Pingback: Refugees news update | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  7. Pingback: Dutch villagers, refugees celebrate Christmas together | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  8. Pingback: Racism and anti-racism in Germany | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  9. Pingback: Neo-nazi Soldiers of Odin paramilitarists in the Netherlands | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  10. Pingback: Belgian soldiers in neonazi paramilitary gang Soldiers of Odin | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  11. Pingback: Finnish neonazis murder anti-fascist, people protest | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  12. Pingback: Finns demonstrate massively against murderous neo-nazis | Dear Kitty. Some blog

  13. Pingback: German extreme right terrorists convicted | Dear Kitty. Some blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.