Soldiers of Odin

Swedish Women Sympathetic Toward Soldiers Of Odin

A Swedish reporter was surprised to find that women are supportive of the Soldiers of Odin group, saying they make the streets safer. This past Sunday saw a brawl in Gothenburg that left one of the members of the “Soldiers of


Finland’s ‘Soldiers of Odin’ Face Off Against Huggy Ladies

Fierce-looking squads calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin have been patrolling Finnish streets in recent months claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers, but lately they’ve been challenged by an unexpected crew: smiling women serving up hugs. In the small

Citizen Militias

Anti-Immigrant ‘Soldiers of Odin’ Raise Concern in Finland

HELSINKI, Finland (Reuters) – Wearing black jackets adorned with a symbol of a Viking and the Finnish flag, the “Soldiers of Odin” have surfaced as self-proclaimed patriots patrolling the streets to protect native Finns from immigrants, worrying the government and police. On


Finnish Government Condemns ‘Extremist’ Anti-Migrant Street Patrols

Volunteer street patrols linked to neo-Nazi groups have emerged in several Finnish towns in recent months claiming to protect locals from what they call “Islamic intruders”, a trend the Finnish government condemned on Thursday. “There are extremist features to carrying

An anti-migration protesters holds a national flag on October 3, 2015 in Helsinki. Several protests, both pro- and anti-migration, were organized in cities of Finland.