Police remove agitators from Helsinki Pride at Oodi Library

The have removed several agitators who tried to disrupt the week event organized on Friday morning at Oodi Central Library.

The story- incident, aimed at children aged 6-10, was hosted by a queen as police said protesters tried to disrupt the incident.

This led to at least three clashes in the lobby of the library building between protesters and their opponents, Oodi Director -Maria Soininvaara told .

The story event took place in the children’s area upstairs and went well, Soininvaara added.

"The police took the situation seriously because we had received a lot of threatening . The artist also got them," Soininvaara said.

He added that the agitators said they would resist "treatment"which refers to sexually suggestive luring of a child or young person and that some of them used swastikas.

"Drag queens have been talked about as if they were a highly sexualized figure. In reality, it was a character and the event was designed especially for children," Soininvaara pointed out.

The police wrote on that the police were called to the library, and they removed some people from the place with the help of the groundskeeper.

They added that the situation calmed down quickly and there were no grounds for arrest.

Source: The Nordic Page




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