Finnish Parliamentary candidate convicted for attack on Jewish synagogue

The Helsinki District Court convicted parliamentary election candidate of the blue-black movement party Ville Nurmela for the attack on the synagogue of the Turku Jewish congregation. The attack was carried out on Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2020.

The judgment is not legally binding, and its processing continues in the Helsinki Court of Appeal.

The District Court considered the attack to be a gross act of damage, because it was aimed at a synagogue that survived the destruction of World War II. The red paint thrown at the synagogue caused a total damage of almost 70,000 euros.

The Sinimusta movement is a party that says it pursues “radical and ethnofuturistic” politics. The party’s goal is, among other things, to keep Finland ethnically Finnish.

Party chairman Tuukka Kuru admitted in an interview that the party can be considered openly racist and fascist.


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