Friday, March 21, 2008


All of these people here are part of the demo. Life outside them is moving on, but they are out of it for five minutes.

On Thursday, 19 March, there was a new kind of demonstration in the centre of Helsinki. New to us, at least. People "froze", stood completely still in various positions, by Mannerheimintie, in a very busy spot, but so loosely others not being part of this work of art were able to walk by and between the frozen men, women and kids.

See the video I shot:

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Two journalists from Dagestan have been killed, with extreme violence, torture. Both were famous correspondents, specialised in Caucasus.

Tension is escalating in Nizhny Novgorod. Human rights activists there are afraid there will be some kind of a juridical show, putting them as examples for the rest of the country: "See, if you raise your voice you'll be put to the camp, too".

This does not look good.


Kristiina Koivunen said...

Great that you have done a video to YouTube about the quiet protest in Helsinki down town against the Iraqi war.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Easy to shoot as the happening was so well done, and even the original idea – whereever it came from, New York? – was so strong. IStori