Neo-Nazis Will March in Helsinki on the Independence Day – “We Are Going to Fight for Our Freedom”

A man giving the Heil Hitler salute to the opponents of racism in October 2015. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

A man giving the Heil Hitler salute to the opponents of racism in October 2015. Picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

Neo-Nazis will arrange a mass march in Helsinki center on the Independence Day, December 6.

The march is arranged by the members of the Nordic Resistance Movement. The local branch of the organization, the Finnish Resistance Movement SVL, occupied the headlines in September after one of its members attacked a young man in Helsinki center. The man died of his wounds later.

The agenda of the head organization is to unite the Nordic countries into the National Socialistic Republic. According to the former leader of SVL, Esa Holappa, the organization has 60-70 members in Finland. The amount has doubled in the past few years.

The march aims to respect Finland’s declaration of independence from the Russian Empire in 1917 and the fighters of the following Finnish Civil War in 1918, the war, which according to the Nordic Resistance Movement is better known as the “Finnish War of Independence.”

During the three-month-long war (January 27-May 15) the Reds, who received weapons from Russians, fought against the German-supported Whites. The Whites won. And after Germany lost the First World War in November 1918, Finland became officially independent. But not according to the neo-Nazis.

“Even though Finland was declared as independent, the real battle for independence hasn’t still ended to this day. Our independence has again been lost under the rule of foreign states. The European Union and multinational banks have corrupted the Finnish political system to a point where deciding of our own matters is nothing but an illusion without any base in reality,” the organizers say in a bulletin.

“We want to have our freedom. We are going to fight for our freedom.”