This video from Canada says about itself:
The Truth about the Soldiers of Odin (Preview)
29 August 2016
(Coming Soon!) The Soldiers of Odin (SOO) began in Finland as a vigilante group ostensibly formed to protect women from sexual harassment and assault by the country’s immigrant and minority population (which leaves us wondering if they are as concerned about harassment and assaults against women by the majority native European population, but we digress). Though they claim not to be racist, the founder of the SOO has links to the far-right Finnish Resistance Movement as well as a conviction for a racially motivated assault.
The neonazi Soldiers of Odin are active in various countries, including Canada. Like the SVL, the Finnish Resistance Movement, SOO founder Mika Ranta’s other fascist gang, is also active in other countries, under the Nordic Resistance Movement label.
From the Varis site in Finland:
The Nazist Finnish Resistance Movement (FRM, in finnish Suomen Vastarintaliike, SVL) killed a passer-by during their street event on the 10th of September, near Helsinki Railway Station. The next day FRM published on their website a picture and a video featuring the person they assaulted, along with a text glorifying their violence. According to the victim’s family, the young man whom FRM assaulted died in hospital last night, September 16th at 10 PM, from the serious injuries he received. Anti-fascist network Varis takes part in the grief of his family and friends.
From the blog For what we are:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Finland: nazis murder Jim Joonas Karttunen
Nazis of the SVL organization attacked and severely injured antifascist activist Jim Joonas Karttunen on September 10th. … he died of his injuries at hospital.
Joonas was protesting the presence of a SVL propaganda stand near the train station of Helsinki when he was brutally attacked by the Nazis, who beat him brutally on the ground, causing him a major concussion which eventually killed him.
Days later the Nazi organization uploaded a video to YouTube claiming responsibility and stating that “counter-protesters must be disciplined“.
It is not the first time that the SVL is involved in criminal attacks: in 2013 they already stabbed a protester in Jyväskylä. In that occasion one of the attackers was found [to have] a pen-drive with detailed information about more than 300 “political enemies”, including antifascists, Greens, Social Democrats, Conservatives and Jewish personalities.
In 2011, Anonymous revealed the details of many SVL militants and sympathizers, including a prominent member of the True Finns party (xenophobic fascistoids, currently partner in the Finnish government), Juho Eerola, who eventually resigned. This implies that the SVL, part of a wider Nordic and Nordicist network, led by the Swedish [NRM], are not a mere marginal and minor group but actually a violent shock squad satellite of the other fascists, who pretend to be a “normal” party, just like Le Pen in France.
Beware because all those fascists … are gaining positions in most of Europe very dangerously and we can too easily slide into a new version of 1933 in no time.
Thanks Jim for fighting against fascism to the very last of your forces. If we are to overcome this horrible threat, it won’t be for those who sit in the sidelines watching but for true heroes like you. Let Mother Earth be gentle on you as you were to Her.
See also (in Spanish) here.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Finns take to the streets against neo-Nazis
In Finland today there are massive demonstrations in various places against neo-Nazis. Tens of thousands of Finns take to the streets to express their disgust. They carry banners with anti-Nazi slogans.
The cause of the mass protest was the murder of a 28-year-old man, who openly showed his disdain and disgust for neo-Nazis. …
[An SVL nazi], jointly with some kindred spirits, beat the anti-fascist half-dead. Six days later he [Jim Joonas Karttunen] succumbed to his injuries.
The Finnish police have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter. The identity of this man is still unknown.
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