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The long relationship between the Finns Party and the far-right in Southwest Finland

In this article Varis Turku will showcase the connections between the Finns Party (Perussuomalaiset) and the far-right in Turku and Southwest Finland (Varsinais-Suomi, Finland Proper). The article can be read as a local example of how the Finns Party has furthered and normalized racism and fascism in Finland, especially during the chairmanship of Jussi Halla-aho. The article was previously published in Finnish.

Image above: Vilhelm Junnila, a Finns Party MP, speaking at the “188 Kukkavirta” demonstration in 2019. Posing on the opposite river bank there are members of the Nordic Resistance Movement and Soldiers of Odin, offering a context to how the relationship between the Finns Party and the rest of the far-right has developed.

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