helsinki - About 2500 Finns went out on the streets one day before the summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Finnish capital Helsinki.
The demonstrators waved flags and banners with texts such as 'make peace, no war', 'welcome refugees' and 'make human rights important again'. Some waved rainbow flags to protest against, in their eyes, homophobic laws in Russia.
'The current world order is being challenged by the predilection for violence and an attitude of' every man for himself. ' And that is what these two men, Trump and Putin, have in common, contempt for democracy, contempt for international agreements, contempt for human rights, 'said Heidi Hautala, Member of the European Parliament for the Finnish Greens against the demonstrators.