We’ve been watching, like all of Finland, the brave asylum seekers who are standing up since the weekend to a government and Finnish Immigration Service that cares little to nothing for their fates.
These pictures that they are taking and the stories of defiance they are telling form part of the ever-culturally diverse history of Finland. We will look back on this protest like many others as milestones in our history.
This is how social movements ignite thanks to injustice, incomprehension and the steadfast courage of those who believe in our cause.
Migrant Tales salutes all of you brave people in Helsinki.