Ten arrests, two injured at neo-Nazi rally in Sweden

Ten people were arrested Saturday at a rally of neo-Nazis that was met with thousands of counter demonstrators in the Swedish capital of Stockholm

Ten arrests, two injured at neo-Nazi rally in Sweden

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ten people were arrested and two were injured in Stockholm on Saturday in clashes between police and anti-fascists at a rally by Swedish neo-Nazis, police said.

An AFP photographer said thousands of anti-fascists gathered in central Stockholm to protest against a rally being held by the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR).

Police placed a protective cordon around the NMR rally, which numbered hundreds of people, the photographer said.

Police said they made five arrests among anti-fascists who tried to break through police lines before the demonstration eventually dispersed in the afternoon.

Spokesman Lars Bystroem told TT news agency that a policeman was hit by a demonstrator, and a second individual was injured in circumstances that were unclear.

The NMR, set up in 1997, promotes an openly racist and anti-Semitic doctrine, and press commentators had questioned the wisdom of authorising Saturday's rally, given the likelihood of violence.

AFP

Last Mod: 12 Kasım 2016, 23:01
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