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.

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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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