Newsgroups: alt.skinheads,alt.politics.white-power,alt.politics.nationalism.white Subject: ADL: Skinhead International; Finland Summary: The ADL's "Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads" Followup-To: alt.skinheads Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/skinhead-international/skins-finland Last-Modified: 1995/08/30 Finland There are Skinhead groups in several Finnish cities - Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Lahti, Oulu, Pori - with a membership of between 10 and 50 in each. Asked for a view of Finland's Skinhead scene in 1992, a member of the Finnish Skin band Mistreat spoke of "a relatively strong scene" in the major cities, "at least a few hundred people who are real Skinheads and many more with a similar attitude." On the 12th of November, 1992, police arrested a small group of Skinheads for smashing the windows of the Jewish synagogue in Turku. A year later a Finnish Skinhead was quoted in the British skinzine _Last Chance_ bragging that Skinheads had attacked refugee centers in Helsinki and in Tampere, and that the movement had "gathered new members fast." In Helsinki, a Skinhead group fired the editor of its magazine, _Skullhead-Skinhead_, for having written articles condemning Nazi crimes against humanity. As of late 1993, there were skinzines published in at least two Finnish cities, Pori and Vantaa. (Anti-Defamation League, 30) Work Cited Anti-Defamation League. The Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads. New York: Anti-Defamation League, 1995. Anti-Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
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