At least according to this article from Talous Sanomat the theft of a Ronald McDonald statue in Helsinki was nothing more than an advertising stunt. Turns out that there is an art opening at the Showroom Helsinki Gallery on Friday exactly when Ronald was supposed to have been executed. If this show turns out to be yet another display of mediocre art, I am ashamed to have played a part in spreading the propaganda around the world.
The cops have located Ronald, although not at the gallery in question. Allegedly there is an "international" art movement involved.