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Charges over the Pride Parade Attack

Three men have been charged with assault and violations of political freedoms over the attack on the Pride Parade upholding the rights of sexual minorities in Helsinki last summer.

Pride-kulkue Helsingin Aleksanterinkadun ja Kluuvikadun risteyksen kohdalla, jossa juuri on tapahtunut kaasuisku.
Image: Leo Koivistoinen / ranneliike.net

During the Pride Parade in the centre of Helsinki in July 2010, a group of marchers were attacked with tear gas and pepper spray.

The attack exposed dozens of people to gas fumes, which caused breathing difficulties, stinging eyes and dizziness.

The three suspects in the case now face charges that include 87 counts of assault, 71 counts of violations of political freedoms and substance possession.

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