During the first months of the year young anarchists protested outside a number of McDonald's in Finland.
McDonald's 40th Birthday
In Finland, there were protests in Helsinki, Tampere, Lahti, Vantaa and Jyvaskyla. In Tampere, there were pickets outside three stores at which bags of McGarbage were returned. There were about 250 people at the demonstrations outside 6 stores in Helsinki. There was street theatre, anti-McDonald's songs, flags, bags of McGarbage, and 3,500 leaflets about the company were handed out.
Activists have campaigned against many fast food companies in Finland, producing post cards to be sent to be sent to the CEOs of the two largest companies and have met with representatives from the companies. One campaigner is working on a detailed report against hamburger chains in the country .