Protesters Steal Iran’s Flag and Light it on Fire – Police Catch Four in a Demonstration in Eastern Helsinki on Monday Afternoon

Archive picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

On Monday afternoon a protest, arranged by Kurdish-Finns against Iran, got out of hands in Kulosaari near Iran’s Embassy in eastern Helsinki.

The police reports that they had received an announcement of a peaceful protest.

It turns out, it wasn’t.

Some of the protesters of about 150 threw rocks at a police drone that was keeping an eye on the demonstrators.

Iran’s flag, stolen from the embassy, was burnt.

In result, police sent more units to the scene. Four people were caught of whom three are suspected of aggravated disturbing of the peace in related to burning the flag.

One person is suspected of violent resisting of an official in the performance of his duties.