Teivo Teivainen is a professor of world politics at University of Helsinki. This is the dialogue he had with a Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP, who is strongly in the party’s anti-immigration wing and is ignorant of our constitutional rights to demonstrate.
PS MP Jani Makelä based his campaign on anti-immigration rhetoric.
“My Twitter questions and further dialogue with the Finns Party Member of Parliament have been further commented in some Finnish media. For this article they also consulted one of the main constitutional experts, Kaarlo Tuori. Even if our debate seems to have some entertainment aspects, I hope it can also be useful for understanding the constitutional right ro demonstrate.”
This Facebook post has been published on Migrant Tales with permission.
* The Finnish name of the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English-language names adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We therefore prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.