Thursday May 06, 2021

Police forbit to gather more than 6 in Helsinki on May Day

Published : 28 Apr 2021, 01:05

Updated : 29 Apr 2021, 14:32

  DF Report

File picture of May Day celebration in Helsinki. Photo: Xinhua by Li Jizhi.

The Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland has extended the restriction on general gatherings of more than six people at the Helsinki City centre until 16 May, said the Helsinki Police in a press release on Tuesday.

The government and the City of Helsinki recommend to avoid gatherings and to only celebrate May Day remotely and with the immediate circle, i.e. in a personal bubble.

“The police will monitor public order and security on May Day. The police strongly recommends to avoid gatherings in the centre of Helsinki during May Day celebrations. Last year, people living in Helsinki showed excellent responsibility, and we expect the same this year”, said Seppo Kujala, Chief Superintendent at the Helsinki Police Department.

Parents should remind their children of not getting together in large groups in public places.

The police will announce more information about its monitoring activities during May Day on Thursday, the press release added.