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Soldiers of Odin (Finland)

Neo-Nazi organization

Last modified: 2018-10-20 by zoltán horváth
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Overview

Yesterday I spotted the flag in a demonstration by the the Soldiers of Odin (SOO), an anti-immigrant street patrol group founded in Kemi, Finland, in October 2015. The group was established as a response to thousands of asylum seekers arriving in Finland amid the European migrant crisis. SOO has denied claims of being a racist or neo-Nazi group in interviews and on their public Facebook page. However, the group's founder, Mika Ranta, has connections to the far-right Suomen vastarintaliike (English: Finnish Resistance Movement, a branch of the Swedish Resistance Movement (SMR). In addition to Finland, affiliates of the group have a presence in Australia, Canada and the United States. It is currently a registered NGO"
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldiers_of_Odin

No flag for Soldiers of Odin has been spotted yet (not to my knowledge).

In contrast, The Loldiers of Odin (The Loldiers, a portmanteau of Soldier and LOL, internet slang for "laughing out loud"), are a Finnish activist group who dress as clowns, parodying the anti-immigration Soldiers of Odin. The group first appeared on the streets in Tampere in January 2016, dancing and singing alongside a silent march by the Soldiers of Odin. They dress as Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army (also known as CIRCA and Clown Army) (official websites: http://www.rebelclown.net/ and http://www.clownarmy.org), an anti-authoritarian left-wing activist group that uses clowning and non-violent tactics to act"
Sources: http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/loldiers-of-odin-finland-1.3410837
and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loldiers_of_Odin
Esteban Rivera, 25 May 2015


The Loldiers of Odin Flag

Its flag (https://i.cbc.ca/1.3413879.1453401473!/fileImage/httpImage/image.png_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/sieg-fail-clown.png) is a parody of the Nazi flag, with the words "Sieg Fail!" in direct mockery of the nazi salute "Sieg Heil!" (Hail victory!) on the obverse. And on the reverse, a scribbled Nazi flag with swastika, as seen in this video (2:20 onwards):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n85LwLsvSfc

For additional information go to Loldiers (official website) https://loldiers.com/
Esteban Rivera, 25 May 2015