The demo marched a few kilometers on a main street and got to its destination without any interference whatsoever by the police. However the police are shits and when most people had already left, they tried to pick off individuals to ID. They did not target us, although they know us well.
This is a typical police tactic, to try and intimidate new people in an attempt to make them afraid of such actions. They did not want to charge us with organizing an illegal demonstration but wanted to charge some participants with "disturbing the peace".
We protested against this shit behaviour, stressing that it was the racist raids and action of the police and the murder which was the problem, which nothing has been done about, not our screams of protest. Suprisingly, the main newspaper and the Helsinki Foundation supported the right to demonstrate and condemned the behaviour of the police. On March 9 we learned that the police finally decided to drop most (but not all) the cases against the demonstrators. They decided to charge 6 people with... using vulgar words in public. They are also looking for a 7th person who they claimed used foul language.
Mainstream media on case: