Protests flare up in Finnish capital ahead of Trump, Putin meeting


AA protester holds a placard featuring US President Donald Trump behind bars during the so-called "Helsinki Calling" march towards the Senate Square to defend the human rights, freedom of speech and democracy.

JOHANNESBURG – Protests have broken out in the Finnish capital ahead of a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

Demonstrators have marched through the streets chanting slogans.

Security is tight in the city ahead of Trump and Putin&39;s one-on-one meeting on Monday.

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Issues on the agenda include the US immigration crisis, freedom of expression, human rights violations, and free elections.

Trump has said he has low expectations ahead of the meeting.