06.02.11 – It may be Super Bowl Sunday in America but hockey is king in Finland. I ran across this rally outside of Kamppi, the popular shopping mall in the center of Helsinki. They were supporting Jokerit Helsinki, the home team. At first I thought it was a demonstration. Before I saw the crowd of people wearing their team colors, I saw six polisi vans stationed in front blocking the way. Hearing Finnish through a bullhorn sounds like someone’s angry too. They were a peaceful bunch, shouting some cheers and singing some songs before finally marching off to the hockey stadium. No fights. No harm. No blood. Finnish hockey fans are not hooligans. I wanted to get this on photo of the police because when I got close enough to the van one of the cops was sitting inside reading the newspaper.
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