So now these retarded idiots that already tried to burn the old state railway storehouses in central Helsinki the night between Sunday and Monday have succeeded, both of them are currently burning down despite the fact that police and firefighters arrived in minutes after they got the alarm.
The old buildings that probably soon would have been put into pieces and transfered to museums to give place for a new unnecessary "music house" are close to the parliament where a lot of stupid bystanders have gathered and the poisonous smoke is spreading through the city.
Apparently there wasn't as many arsonists this time since I haven't heard of anyone attacking the firefighters or the police, so it might be someone else that only got inspired by the previous hooligans.
The first time they tried to burn them down several times after the firefighters every time managed to put down the fire with the help of police, until they got really violent and were dispersed or arrested by riot police and the fire finally was put down for good at around 4 in the morning. E.g. Molotov cocktails were found ready to be used in the storehouses, this was the most violent protest (they were protesting against short time employments) event I can remember to have happened in Finland during my lifetime. :uhm:
Has anyone got any more info on this? Do you think this is a good way of showing your opinion?
EDIT: They added a video to that site: Clicky
Wasn't the first time more of big ass drunken bonfire in the yard? This was propably a planned affair by the extreme sivarifemakkoanarkists. ;)
Well if they are burning stuff that is not valuable or famous, and is simply shitty old railhouses in order to make a stand to something they think is important enough to become a rebel, then I think the government should at least look at the issue.
if its for arson fun, shame on them.
Firebugs are aplenty in Australia. The Canberra bushfires were probably caused by them. I think 2 poeple died, but had 100s of millions of dollars of damage.
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9th December 2003
Do you think this is a good way of showing your opinion?
No, if it's not your property you shouldn't be touching be damaging it. If you want to show your opinion about something wear a shirt with your slogans and set yourself on fire running around in a square or something now that attracts attention and your only damaging your own property.
A shame people do this really.
Turns out it was the old part that was supposed to be saved that burned worst and the newer building that is to be entirely demolished next week didn't get that bad damage. :(
They still apparently haven't catched the criminals guilty of this, but hopefully they will, or otherwise this can be an inspiration for a new violent demonstration culture that nobody wants here.
Campin' CarlWell if they are burning stuff that is not valuable or famous, and is simply shitty old railhouses in order to make a stand to something they think is important enough to become a rebel, then I think the government should at least look at the issue.[/QUOTE] The storehouses are to an extent both valuable and famous. The newer one that was saved with only little damage is from the 1930s, but they were considered an important monument of the old Helsinki. Their destiny was discussed a lot a few years ago and they got tremendous support, but still got doomed by the city, expect a small part of the older building. These decisions are commonplace although most people hate the fact that most of our old buildings have been demolished to give place to new ugly monsters, greed usually wins beauty and historical values.
And as for looking into the issue, the government doesn't care much even if thousands of people protest peacefully, why would they listen to a few violent drunkards, that BTW beat up a peaceful newspaper photographer during their demonstration because they suspected him to be a policeman? Especially when they organised the attack by shouting orders from a loudspeaker car... :uhm:
[QUOTE=Campin' Carl]if its for arson fun, shame on them.
Can't say which it is yet, perhaps both, burning down property is almost always wrong anyway. Once caught they will hopefully face 2 to 10 years in prison for sabotage, although probably get out already after half the time as it is likely to be the first prison sentence for them.
This sounds like Pub stuff to me. :moved: