Neo-Nazis, Counter-Protesters Rally in Sweden

By On August 25, 2018

Neo-Nazis, Counter-Protesters Rally in Sweden

STOCKHOLM â€"

More than 200 supporters of the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement have staged a rally in the Swedish capital, chanting slogans and waving the group's green-and-white flags.

A six-hour rally was approved by Swedish police, who deployed a strong security presence around Stockholm's Kungsholmstorg Square. But after just a few hours, the crowds wilted and a march was canceled.

Police had warned of potential disturbances across the city but no violence was seen. Local media reported that a counter-rally drew about 200 people.
The neo-Nazi group is anti-European Union, anti-gay and anti-immigration. The rally took place ahead of Sweden's Sept. 9 general election, in which immigration is a key issue.

The neo-Nazi march was among dozens of events held across Stockholm on Saturday, including an animal rights' march that drew 500 people.

  • < img alt="16x9 Image" src="https://gdb.voanews.com/57FEF3AC-E2B3-40B2-9521-0BE0E8D5DD4C_w100_r5.png"/>

    Associated Press

Source: Google News Sweden | Netizen 24 Sweden

Next
« Prev Post
Previous
Next Post »