The man is suspected of violent opposition from the official. Another arrested person actively incited the crowd to attack the police.
Police received a report on Saturday, July 31, at half past five in the morning in the center of Oulu about a man behaving aggressively. When the patrol spotted the man, he tried to damage the vehicle, the Oulu Police Department informs.
The man began to behave violently and aggressively towards the police, which led to his arrest. The man actively opposed the arrest.
The man is suspected of violent opposition from the official.
A crowd of several people gathered around the police patrol, demanding that the police release the man. The crowd disobeyed police orders, in which case OC spray had to be used as a means of force to prevent violent activity and disperse the crowd.
People in the crowd are suspected of committing the riot.
Another arrested person actively incited the crowd to attack the police. He actively avoided arrest.
Despite the seriousness of the incident, serious injuries were avoided.
Police will continue to interrogate the arrested suspects and to establish the identities of the suspects involved in the riot and to reach them for pre-trial investigation.