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28 Jun 2019 | 12:34 PM UTC

Finland: Pride march planned in Helsinki June 29

Finland News Alert

LGBTQI+ groups plan Pride march on June 29 in Helsinki; heightened security measures and associated disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/28/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/29/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Helsinki). COUNTRY/REGION Helsinki

Event

Various Finnish LGBTQI+ groups are planning to hold a Pride march in Helsinki on Saturday, June 29, to support equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people. The march will start at 13:00 (local time) at Senate Square and end in Kaivopuisto Park. Heightened security measures and associated traffic disruptions are expected around the Pride march. Counter-protests by conservative elements are also possible during the celebrations.  

Advice

Individuals in Helsinki are advised to remain vigilant, report suspicious objects and behavior to the police, follow instructions issued by local authorities, and avoid all gatherings as a precaution.

 

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