Residents of Turku on Sunday honoured the victims of the stabbing attack in the city centre a month ago. City-dwellers were provided with a thousand flowers to throw into the River Aura from Library Bridge. Some also brought their own flowers.
The bridge is a few blocks from the scene of the August 18th assault, in which two people were killed and eight wounded. The incident is being investigated as terrorist attack.
The memorial observation was part of the annual Turku Day events.
The first flower was dropped by city council speaker Lauri Kattelus.
"We chose this site for the memorial ceremony because the River Aura is quite a strong symbol of Turku. This is a reverent, beautiful moment and it's wonderful to see so many city-dwellers along the banks of the Aura," said Kattelus.
Helsinki commemorates 2016 death
Meanwhile in central Helsinki candles and flowers have been laid this weekend at the site of a fatal attack during a neo-Nazi event a year ago.
A man who challenged the far-right demonstrators was assaulted on September 16, 2016, and died about a week later of his injuries. His assailant has appealed his two-year prison sentence.