Notorious Finland-based group Soldiers of Odin is at the forefront of a fierce vigilante movement sweeping Europe
- MailOnline gained exclusive access to the anti-migrant group's patrols and its secretive 'Nazi-themed' headquarters
- Founded by a self-confessed, violent neo-Nazi, 'Odins' are one of increasing number of anti-migrant groups
- Vigilantes claim the police can't control migrants by themselves, following spate of sex attacks that shocked Europe
A gang of vigilantes led by a violent neo-Nazi go on night time ‘migrant patrols’ on the streets of Finland, with some talking of ‘ethnic cleansing’ in the wake of the country’s mounting immigration crisis.
The self-styled 'Soldiers of Odin' march in a mob, wearing bomber jackets with their logo on the back. They have vowed to take direct action to ‘protect their wives, girlfriends and children’ after a migrant influx to the liberal Scandinavian country.
The gang – which claims to have cells across Europe – says it mobilised after a rise in migrant-related crime over the past 12 months because the Finnish government has ‘screwed everything up’.
MailOnline gained exclusive access to the gang's leadership and visited its secretive headquarters – which was packed with Nazi memorabilia and White Supremacist propaganda.
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Boss: 'Jani', 27, one of three leaders of the Kemi 'division' of the Soldiers of Odin who works in a paper factory by day, says the group does not follow Nazi ideologies but admits there will be a 'war on the streets, and we are ready to fight'
Determined: Jari Peltoniemi pictured at the headquarters of the Kemi 'division' of the Soldiers of Odin. The group aims to ‘protect their wives, girlfriends and children’ after a migrant influx to Finland - a liberal Scandinavian country
Defensive: Lari Kuosmanen, 26, a leader of the Joensuu ‘division’, acknowledges his criminal record but says that ‘everyone has made mistakes’ and says the group has 'not committed a single act of violence so far’
Vigilante: The Soldiers of Odin say they have been forced into night time 'migrant patrols' because Finland's government has let them down with its relaxed attitude towards immigration
Gang: Members of the Soldiers of Odin in Joensuu gather before going out on patrol on the streets looking for migrants hassling women. MailOnline gained exclusive access to the gang's leadership and visited its secretive headquarters
Menacing: The group wear matching black jackets showing the Soldiers of Odin logo and the name of the local town while on patrol
Intimidation: A member of the Soldiers of Odin in Kemi takes his large snarling Spanish mastiff dog on patrol around a local migrant shelter