The YLE article fails to mention what immigrant youths are in question, but one can safely assume they were Somali youths who were jumping in front of lines and daring someone to do something about it. Can’t say for sure, but the gut feeling is that is what exactly happened. KGS
UPDATE: Helsingin Sanomat: In the larger fight that happened last night, eight youths are the suspects. According to the criminal report the squabble between the somali and iraqi youth started from cutting in the line. Earlier during the day in Vekkula there was another squabble between children, where two eleven year old girls and one seven year old boy were beaten to bruises. According to the victims the assailants were about ten 4 to 14 years old youth and children with somali backgrounds.
Police have begun investigations into fights that led to the early closure of Helsinki’s Linnanmäki amusement park on Sunday evening.The amusement park was closed an hour ahead of schedule on Sunday evening because of a large fight that broke out there. Police received a report of the brawl shortly before 7:00 PM. The incident reportedly involved up to 150 young people.The confusion was so serious that a decision was made to close the park immediately.The incident broke out as a clash between young people of an immigrant background, sparked by an attempt at queue-jumping. Those involved were between 10 and 20 years old, said Kirsi Kanth of the Helsinki Police.The amusement park’s CEO Risto Räikkönen said that the situation could not be described as a mass fight, but it was developing in that direction and thus park operators decided to close early.Police suspect ten people of assault and battery, but nobody was detained.Crowds at Linnanmäki were large on Sunday because of a special two for the price of one sale on admission bracelets. The crowd was estimated at between 15,000 and 20,000.