The attack on Ben Zyskowicz made headlines around the world

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The attack on the veteran politician is reported in Sweden and the United States, among others.

The attack on Ben Zyskowicz made headlines around the world

Confederation politician Ben Zyskowicz is described in foreign media as a long-term hero politician. Archive photo from May 2022. Mikko Today at 17:33

The attack on long-standing politician Ben Zyskowicz (kok) has made headlines around the world. Among others, The Washington Post and Israeli Israel Hayom write about the attack. In Sweden, the Swedish broadcasting company Svt and the Christian newspaper Dagen have reported on the incident, among others.

Zyskowicz has said that he considers the motives of the act to be political. The attacker barked at Zyskowicz about joining NATO and being Jewish.

Foreign news media highlight both possible motives. Washington Post, Israel Hayom and Dagen describe Zyskowicz as one of the “most visible representatives of the Jewish community in Finland”. p class=”paragraph”>The case is exceptional in Finland, the media remind.

– Political violence is extremely rare in Finland with a population of 5.5 million. Politicians and ministers meet to move around in cafes, markets and shopping centers without security guards when campaigning. Sometimes they use public transport, the Washington Post writes.

Svt describes the progress of Saturday's incident in more detail. The details of the incident have also been reported by Iltalehti.

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Foreign media reports in their news about the reactions of the President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister Sanna Marin (sd) to what happened. Both Niinistö and Marin have condemned the attack on Twitter.

The attack on Ben Zyskowicz made headlines around the world

Aggressive shouting and death threats – Zyskowicz's abuse is only the tip of the iceberg 26.3. 13:30 The attack on Ben Zyskowicz was recorded on video on 25.3. 13:15 Election leader on the attack on Zyskowicz: “Absolutely reprehensible” 25.3. 21:35 This is how top politicians commented on Zyskowicz's beating on 25.3. 14:34