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Six Suspects in Helsinki Pride Gas Attack

Police have interrogated six men who are suspected of having attacked the Helsinki Pride gay rights parade in early July with tear gas and pepper spray. None of them are now in custody.

Pride-kulkue Helsingin Aleksanterinkadun ja Kluuvikadun risteyksen kohdalla, jossa juuri on tapahtunut kaasuisku.
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Police released three of the men who had been arrested a couple of weeks ago. The men are suspected of assault and battery, interfering with a meeting, and violating political freedom of action.

The head of the investigation, Petri Juvonen, says that the suspects are in their twenties, and that the attack against the parade was planned in advance.

The matter was first reported by the Finnish News Agency (STT).

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