This week, All Points North assessed the consequences of the Convoy Finland protest, which shut down traffic in central Helsinki and led police to arrest about 70 protesters.
Protesters had called for an end to all Covid restrictions, among other demands, in anger and frustration after a two-year pandemic seemed to spread to protesters who disturbed journalists verbally and physically.
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Yle’s journalist Reeta Cremin was at the demonstration site on Friday night and told APN that he had never before experienced such aggressive use of the media during demonstrations in Finland.
"Part of that frustration of the pandemic erupted somehow, and we as the journalists who were present, not just me, but all the other journalists who were present, and the cameramen, got their criticism, their anger, and their frustration at this pandemic." he said.
Researcher at the University of Helsinki Niko Pyrhönen – which closely followed the protest movement before last weekend – said the attacks on journalists were a "worrying developments" fueled by alcohol as well as frustration with the pandemic.
"They encouraged each other to push boundaries, to do more and more radical things, and I think that kind of atmosphere created opportunities for people who wanted to be the guy with the balls to do this," he told APN.
On weak ice
This week, a circulating reporter for APN Melanie Hall studied the effects of climate change on winter sports in Finland.
This follows the findings of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, according to which climate change may affect Finnish winters particularly strongly.
"We are trying to unite the entire hockey community against climate change so that we can take immediate action on climate and try to preserve this beautiful tradition that is so popular around the world." one of the founders of Save Pond Hockey Steve Baynes said.
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This week’s presentation was presented by Ronan Browne and Veronica Kontopoulou with additional reporting Melanie Hallour producer was Mark B. Odom and the sound engineer was Anders Johansson.
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Source: The Nordic Page