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Tue, 21 Jun, 2016 12:03:18 AM
FTimes – STT Report, Jun 21
 
Refugee Day demonstration in Helsinki on Monday. Photo – Lehtikuva.
Several hundreds of people brought out processions and held rallies at different parts of the country on Monday marking World Refugee Day.  
 
The main demonstration took place in Helsinki where a multicultural group gathered in the Narinkkatori area to press home their demand for ensuring protection of the refugees.
 
The demonstration under the banner “Right to Live” opposed sending refugees back to insecure areas. 
 
Leaders of different political parties including Vihreä liitto (Green League) lawmaker Pekka Haavisto and Suomen Sosialidemokraattinen Puolue (Social Democratic Party of Finland-SDP) lawmaker Nasima Razmyar participated in the rally and spoke in support of refugees’ interests.
 
It is estimated that around 300-400 people participated in the demonstration.
 
Similar demonstrations were also held in Jyväskylä and Joensuu.
 
 
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