Demonstrations by Extinction Rebellion Finland in the capital Helsinki have been going on since Wednesday 16th June. Approximately 140 demonstrators blocked the main street in front of the Parliament on Thursday 17th June, holding the block overnight. The next day the protestors, now practically a camp with tents and sleeping...

Approximately 140 activists from Extinction Rebellion Finland blocked the major city street Mannerheimintie in front of the Finnish Parliament building overnight last night. The peaceful demonstration began at 1PM yesterday with activists blocking the street with image-banners and signs, demanding urgent climate action.

The energy company Fortum’s stalling of climate action is shameful to Finland. With its majority ownership of Fortum, the Finnish state has the greatest responsibility for the company’s actions. The Fortum leadership should not be dischanged from responsibility at the company general meeting today.

Elokapina held a panel discussion about news coverage of climate crisis on Monday 12.4. The event was a continuum of the #kirjoitakriisistä (write about the crisis) campaign, that calls responsibility in the media in regards to the climate crisis and its news coverage.

The action aimed to bring attention of the decision-makers and the public to the damaging of the precious swampland area Pyyryväissuo in Northern Ostrobothnia. However, the protest faced a serious and unexpected turn of events when one of the truck drivers drove through the sheet the protesters were holding and...

Protesters of Extinction Rebellion Finland are currently gathering in front of Sanomatalo, the office building of the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, to demand more comprehensive and truthful coverage of the climate crisis from media houses. The demonstration begins Extinction Rebellion Finland’s campaign #kirjoitakriisistä (“write about the crisis”), which includes a...

This morning at 8:50 am, the protesters of Extinction Rebellion Finland cut off traffic in front of the Department of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at Mariankatu 9, Helsinki. The demonstration challenges the current reform of the EU’s common agricultural policy, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which...

Sommer Ackerman of the Helsinki local group of Extinction Rebellion began a hunger strike at Kampintori by Euroopasali on Sunday November 15th at 12 o’clock because of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that was accepted by the European Parliament on October 23rd. She invites people to participate in short...

Extinction Rebellion Finland (Elokapina) demands the Finnish government to declare a climate emergency and to start following the Paris Agreement. Because of this, a group of protesters stopped the traffic on Unioninkatu in Helsinki for five hours. Despite the street blockade being peaceful, the police repeatedly used pepper spray against the...

XR Finland’s advance press release about the Autumn Rebellion (1.10.-7.10.)

XR Finland’s Queer rebels (Queerkapina) initiated a demonstration during Helsinki Pride Week 2020 against rainbow capitalism, pinkwashing and greenwashing. We demonstrated on the biggest shopping street in Helsinki, on social media, and on the show windows of H&M, where 6 rebels glued themselves to the windows in order to address...

The Hunger Strike for Future took place in Helsinki city centre August 10th–21st. Three XR rebels demanded that the Finnish Government takes immediate action on the climate crisis, and speaks the truth about the devastating situation. The action received plenty of media attention. 

XR Joensuu invited the Finnish rebels for a regenerative trip to NomadTown resilience centre and Kuhasalo on July 25th and 26th. In addition to the locals there were rebels from Jyväskylä and Helsinki present. The introduction to the centre very concretely showed us, that a life independent of fossil capitalism takes...