Helsinki preparing for summit demonstrations

LONDON (AP) — Police in Helsinki say they have registered over a dozen demonstrations in connection with the summit by U.S President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday.

The protests are spread throughout the weekend and Monday, police said Friday. The biggest one, dubbed “Helsinki Calling,” is expected to draw thousands of people on a march through the city Sunday afternoon.

Organizers say it would be a “peaceful, family-friendly and non-partisan” event not directed against either leader with an aim to manifest the importance of human rights and environmental issues among other themes.

A pro-Trump group called “Helsinki Loves Trump” with some 1,500 followers on Facebook said it wouldn’t demonstrate but rather hold a gathering of like-minded people Sunday.