A woman singing and playing guitar at Elokapina movement’s protest at Unioninkatu in Helsinki on June 19, 2021. Photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

HELSINKI—The activists of the Elokapina movement have set up their camp to block the traffic at Unionkatu at the Kruununhaka district.

The activists changed location after blocking a section of Mannerheiminte at Helsinki center for one and a half days.

They decided to move the camp, according to the police, after negotiations that involved thinking about possible encounters with counter-protesters and intoxicated people roaming around the center on Friday night. The activists packed their stuff on Friday evening.

On Saturday, somewhat 100 protesters occupied Unioninkatu. Some were laying under the big branches of oak trees while the sun scorched from a clear blue sky. Others were swaying to the folky songs of a woman singing.

The activists have planned to stay there at least for over the weekend.


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