During the weekend, the police service together with the Finnish Border Guard wilfully targetted foreigners for spot identity checks in Helsinki, Espoo, and Vantaa. Migrant Tales heard of a case in Kamppi where four young men were walking. The police allegedly stopped two young Finns, one who was black- and brown-skinned.
The police did not stop their two friends, who were white Finns.
Both the black and brown-skinned young men showed their passports and told the police they are Finns. One at the officers turned his attention to the brown-skinned man and suggested that the passport didn’t make him a Finn.
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“What’s your mother tongue?” the police asked.
“You see you aren’t a Finn because your mother tongue is Arabic,” the police said.
The black Finn moved away from the police and from a safe distance told them out loud he is an “African Finn.”
If this story is true, it shows how the police ethnically profile people who aren’t white Finns.
It’s a shame that more migrants and minorities don’t videotape such conversations and upload them to YouTube or send them to Migrant Tales.