Finnish professor stages protest against The Soviet Story screening in Tampere
Finnish professor stages protest against screening of The Soviet Story in Tampere
BC, Riga/Tampere, 21.04.2009
Johan Backman, an associate professor of Helsinki University who calls himself the leader of Finnish anti-fascists, staged on Monday a protest against the screening of the Latvian documentary "The Soviet Story" in Tampere.
The half-hour demonstration failed to foil the screening of the film which Helsingin Sanomat said around a hundred people had come to see.
Backman and his associates succeeded in preventing the showing of the film at Tampere University last week by booking the premises where the documentary was to be screened.