Seven different protests took place in the capital on Sunday, police say
Several Ukraine-themed protests rolled through downtown Helsinki on Sunday.
Protesters, many of whom were Russians living in Finland, took to the streets in the capital’s Kaisaniemi and Kamppi neighborhoods to demonstrate against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Demonstrators also came out to oppose Victory Day celebrations in Russia scheduled for Monday.
Meanwhile, a pro-Russian convoy entered the capital from Porvoo, heading for the Töölö Olympic Stadium. While aware of the protest, police did not release the convoy’s route as organizers had drawn threats on social media. Vehicles joining the convoy displayed Russian and Finnish flags.
At one point, the convoy passed anti-war protesters, but no disturbances were reported.
Helsinki police said they were aware of seven different protests planned in the capital on Sunday.