Helsinki police detain 38 climate activists

 Helsinki police detain 38 climate activists
38 activists detained during an environmental protest (Photo Credit: @Elokapina via Twitter).

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On 11th December 2021, 38 activists taking part in a demonstration organised by Extinction Rebellion Finland (Elokapina) were arrested in Helsinki. The protesters were detained because they reportedly refused to move to another location indicated by the police, which would have neutralised their civil disobedience action aimed at blocking a main road of the capital city. The protest was organised to denouncethe Finnish government failure to declare a climate emergency and failure to commit to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2025 through binding legislation.