I demonstrate

In Finland, a peaceful demonstration is a legal and acceptable way to exert influence. Demonstrations bring together a great number of participants who then publicly demonstrate their views. The aim in a demonstration is to influence decision-makers or raise awareness about a problem in society.

Anyone aged 15 years or over can organise a demonstration. You have to remember to notify the police of your demonstration beforehand. The police protects the participants of the demonstration if necessary. The person organising a demonstration should read up on the laws and municipal ordinances dealing with demonstrations or ask the police for advice.