The only reason why the police are ”bracing” for anything is due to the habitually and inherently violent, Left-wing.
I agree with the words from the late, great, Ronald Reagan, there is no ”left or right”, there is only an up or down. Those who cling to statist driven ideologies, whether they hail from the Left or Right-wing of big government socialism, are the problem.
You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream-the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, “The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.”
The answer, of course, lies within the philosophies of the Enlightenment that liberated man, championing the uniqueness of the individual and his inherent sovereignty endued upon him by the Creator. That is where the path to the top begins.
Officials in Helsinki are expecting at least two demonstrations on the city streets come Saturday, as the anti-immigration group “Close the Borders” and the anti-racism collective “No racism in my name” converge on the capital for demonstrations.
By Thursday evening roughly 100 supporters of “Close the Borders” had indicated on the group’s Facebook page that they would turn out for the planned march, due to begin at Narinkkatori in the city centre.
Meanwhile a counter-demonstration planned by the “No racism in my name group” had amassed 900 participants on that group’s Facebook site.
Helsinki police said that the required notifications had been made for both demonstrations. Officials would not speculate on how many people they expected to actually turn up for the popular protests.
“As always with these kinds of events, it remains to be seen how many people will actually turn up,” said chief inspector Seppo Kujala.
Police to take the necessary precautions
All the same, Kujala said police would be taking the necessary precautions.
“Of course we will aim to be prepared in the event that everything doesn’t go smoothly. However in most cases people are quite properly expressing support for something that they feel to be right and don’t cause any major problems. There may be some isolated people or groups that the police then take care of,” Kujala added.
The Helsinki officer said that police will conduct resource planning when they have gathered sufficient information about the demonstrations.
“We will be monitoring the situation right down to the very last and will be prepared with the required equipment and resources,” he commented.
Anti-immigration demonstrations have also been planned for this weekend in other cities such as Keuruu and Pori in western Finland.
Last weekend Close the Borders organised an anti-immigration procession in Tampere.
NOTE: I wish these patriots all the best. Thomas Jefferson said it best:
Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem. (TT: “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.”) Even this evil is productive of good. It prevents the degeneracy of government, and nourishes a general attention to the public affairs. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” – Jefferson to James Madison, January 30, 1787