A racist is a weakling!” The shouts pervaded a mass of about 650 people, who stood at Narinkkatori in front of the Kamppi shopping centre in Helsinki on the cloudy Saturday afternoon for the opposing causes.
The Railway Square surged with masses of people unabated by the predicted rainfall, thunder, or flashes of lightning late on Friday morning. About 30,000 people booed and catcalled against the representatives of the parties in the government.
A massive strike of the Finnish labour unions against the governments planned cuts will stop the public transport, shut down schools and day care centres and cancel flights on Friday September 18. Even the police force will join the protest.
With Gaelic, Celtic, Scandinavian, West African and Carib Indian ancestry and a wider family that is made up of about every demographic on the planet my children and I are the proud antithesis of Immonen’s ethos.