The message of payment requests circulates on social media.
In social media circulates message asking volunteers to pay fines to Elokapina protesters, says Svenska Yle.
Svenska Yle’s reporter had sent a message to the email in the announcement and learned that the money would be transferred directly from the donor to the activist. Chief Inspector of the Police Board Jouni Kitunen estimates to Yle that such activities may violate the fundraising law. Kitunen also estimates that such a collection would hardly get permission from the police.
A representative of Elokapina interviewed by Iltalehti, which quoted Svenska Yle, tells the newspaper that the organization has not knowingly violated the law. According to him, the message has not been disseminated through the movement’s social media channels.