Autumn Rebellion will be followed by a protest on Mannerheimintie – Participant: “Tomorrow is not a good swing for Elokapina” | Yle news

Opponents of the environmental movement Elokapina will hold a protest on Mannerheimintie in Helsinki on Wednesday.

Demonstration of the August Rebellion on Mannerheimintie on June 20, 2021. Photo: Juho Liukkonen / General

The Helsinki Police Department has been notified of a protest against the environmental movement Elokapina.

A protest will be held on Wednesday, September 29, near the Mannerheimintie block in Elokapina.

The regional election candidate spoke about the protest Panu Huuhtanen On Twitter.

– Tomorrow is not a good swing for Elokapina, Tweet Huuhtanen.

Content cannot be displayed

Yle’s services can display content published on social media. Check your cookie settings if you want to adjust the display of content on Yle’s services. By checking your cookie settings you can influence the content you see on our site.

See content on Twitter

Chief Commissioner Heikki Porola The Helsinki Police Department tells Yle that the number of participants in the protest has been reported to be 100–200.

RELATED :  More and more people are missing out on online shopping - the biggest problem for young adults

– Let’s see tomorrow how many people will come or will come at all, says Porola.

According to him, it is now common for a so-called counter-demonstration to be held for a demonstration. For example, last weekend there were five demonstrations in Helsinki, some of which were protests.

1,000 protesters registered for the autumn uprising

Elokapina has announced that it will demonstrate on Mannerheimintie for 10 days from tomorrow. According to police, the demonstration, which Elokapina called the Autumn Rebellion, causes significant harm to traffic.

More than 1,000 protesters have registered for the demonstration.

Content cannot be displayed

Yle’s services can display content published on social media. Check your cookie settings if you want to adjust the display of content on Yle’s services. By checking your cookie settings you can influence the content you see on our site.

See content on Twitter

Police have negotiated with the organizers and proposed that the protest be transferred to the Citizens’ Hall, but the protesters have not agreed to cooperate.

RELATED :  Firmino hit the hat trick and Salah continued his goal factory in Liverpool's crushing victory - Leicester quarter knocked out Manchester United | Yle Sports

If the demonstration is materially unlawful, endangers public order and safety, or obstructs traffic, the police may intervene by suspending or terminating the demonstration.

– If a person is sitting in the lane, he or she may be guilty of a traffic offense. Fines can be imposed for that, Porola says.

The August Rebellion made traffic in Helsinki last difficult in September, when it cut off traffic in front of the Government Castle on Snellmanninkatu. The Mannerheimintie traffic movement was last cut off in June.

The demonstration in October last year, in which Elokapina stopped traffic on Kaisaniemenkatu in Helsinki, also received a lot of public attention. At the time, police used pepper spray on protesters.

Through its protests, the August Rebellion demands, among other things, that the government declare a climate and environmental emergency and that Finland bring forward its carbon neutrality target by 2025.

More on this topic:

Police urge Elokapina to move its upcoming protest off Mannerheimintie – environmental movement plans to stick to its plan

RELATED :  Maailmanlaajuinen kuljetuskriisi uhkaa joulukauppaa ja talouskasvua – tästä syystä kalusteet, pyörät ja muut ostokset saapuvat usein pahasti myöhässä | Yle Uutiset

Police intervened in the Elokapina demonstration in Kruununhaka, Helsinki – 17 arrested, tram traffic returns normally

Crime report on Elokapina’s Tampere demonstration – organizers suspected of failing to report, 38 detainees fined for stubbornness

We gathered comments on a topical question from the expert and Elokapina. Edited by Jani Aarnio.

Police Chief’s harsh suggestion: Should protests be banned on Mannerheimintie? “You can find it in the Parliament House and in Citizens’ History”