Posted by Pia på torsdag 23 oktober 2008
I can’t believe that 50 years ago, in the early 21st century, there were people who said that young people don’t care about politics. They said this because some people chose not to vote in elections. They didn’t consider other methods of political activity as anything of value. People dressed up as Smurfs dancing for free public transport, for instance, was seen as vandalism. Making an installation of doors in order to raise awareness about homeless people got the same kind of attention. The picture up on the left is what used to represent politics in these days, the Parliament building and a statue of the first president Ståhlberg. On the right are the official party lists with candidates to choose from, taken back in October 2008. Below are some examples of activity that was considered unnecessary and a little suspicious. This is portrayed by the presence of police cars never far from these manifestations.
Finally, here’s a question for you: out of these two pictures below, pick out the one that shows action seen as an annoyance in the city and that, according to several city officials should be banned?