Police detains Extinction Rebellion activists
Police detains Extinction Rebellion activist and astrophysicist Till Sawala in Helsinki, Finland on Finnish Independence Day, December 6, 2019. Academy Research Fellow Till Sawala and theoretical physicist Syksy Räsänen got detained by the police after they interrupted the procession of a far-right demonstration organised by the white supremacist group Soldiers of Odin. According to Sawala nazism and fascism are directly opposed to everything the Extinction Rebellion movement stands for and tries to protect. “It denies the most basic right to live of other human beings.” Extinction Rebellion is a global environmental movement. They aim to compel government action to pursue sustainability goals by using nonviolent civil disobedience.