Vigilantes in Finland patrol streets to protect ‘our women’ from asylum seekers

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Anti-migration protesters attend a rally at the border town Tornio between Sweden and Finland.

Vigilantes in Finland patrol streets to protect ‘our women’ from asylum seekers


A far-right citizens group is creating chapters across Finland to keep “our women” safe. They are calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin and patrolling the streets.

As reported by The Washington Post, about a dozen of these vigilantes gathered on January 22 for their first patrol after asylum seekers were suspected of committing a series of sexual assaults on New Year's Eve.

Spread across cities in central and northern Europe, the attacks included almost 400 complaints of sexual harassmen...


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