FINNISH SECURITY POLICE CHIEF SPINS FORSSA BRAWL WITH ”BOTH SIDES EQUALLY TO BLAME” MEME……

The real facts are being hid, look at the way the security police chief spins it:

How do the police respond to the allegations from Finns Party MP Jari Ronkainen that the police and the media are keeping quiet about the real facts surrounding the Forssa brawl?

“I can’t speak for the local police, but on behalf of Supo, I can say that the events should under no circumstances be played down and that we should not remain silent about it. Sometimes it is of course good that things aren’t blown out of proportion, because there is a risk of the situation escalating. Clearly there was preliminary mistreatment from both sides in this scenario. It was not one-sided.”

According to Finns party MP Jari Ronkainen at Suomenuutiset.fi:

– “A prior incident occurred on Monday when two foreigners assaulted a 15-year-old boy in a Prisma parking lot. The case is a continuation of a heightened situation over many weeks. Why wasn’t the preceding case not reported? Ronkainen asks.”

– A thought occurs, are we sure we know everything? What happens in other communities where there is a reception center? Are asylum seekers doing even worse things? Any petty offenses by the population is soon known Ronkainen adds.

Security police boss weighs in on immigrant-related tension after Forssa brawl

Weeks of resentment between inhabitants of the south-western town of Forssa and asylum seekers culminated in street fighting on August 24. Yle sat down with Kari Harju of the Finnish Security Intelligence Service to ask his appraisal of the situation. Is there a danger of these kinds of confrontations occurring in other cities?

Kari Harju

Supo Security Unit Chief Kari Harju Image: Jarno Kuusinen / AOP

The Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo, formerly the Security Police) is a national police unit operating under the Ministry of the Interior that specialises in counterintelligence, counterterrorism and security work in Finland. The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) asked Supo’s Security Unit Chief Kari Harju what last Tuesday’s clash in south-west Forssa might portend for the rest of Finland. As many as 100 people, mostly young men, are believed to have taken part in the brawl outside the local reception centre, with several injuries. Police detained two local teenagers on various charges. An anti-immigration rally in the town on Thursday passed off peacefully.

What does Supo feel is behind the events in Forssa?

“Late in the summer, there was a lot of tension between the local population and asylum seekers in Forssa. A local police investigation says the Tuesday brawl was preceded by several cases of assault initiated by both sides of the conflict. The strong consensus is that a vicious circle of revenge had built up locally. There are quite a few people there who look upon asylum seekers critically, but the same applies elsewhere. I want to emphasise what mayor [Sami Sulkko] said: we must avoid labelling the city as racist. There is no sense drawing hasty conclusions in matters such as this.”

Has Finland ever seen a similar spiral of revenge before?

“I’m certain there have been in the past. This was a larger, more serious incident, as blunt weapons were used. There have been cases of assault in a few places, but not of the scale we saw in Forssa.”

What particular concerns arise from the Forssa case?

“Well, it is naturally highly worrying if something like this happens anywhere. But there is also a concern that this kind of behaviour will expand to other areas. Everyone must remain calm and resist overreacting.”

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