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Far right demonstration in immigrant neighbourhood in Goteborg, Sweden

Friday, 06 April 2012
The police were prepared for trouble when some 30 far right activities from the National-Democrat party descended on Good Friday on a town square meeting in Kortedala, a neighbourhood dominated by immigrants to protest the beating of a 61-year-old man on March 18.

But despite several hundred counter-demonstrators from the community, there was not forthcoming confrontation.
Seven youths were suspected of the severe beating of a 61-year-old at noon on March 18. This has made the far right party, National Democrats to launched their squares meeting at 13:45 on Friday and in response the Rättvisepartiet, Socialists called for a counter-demonstration.

“There are some 30 National Democrats, whereas there were about and a few hundred counter-demonstrators. But so far things have gone quiet about it,” said police spokesman Pia Goksøyr to Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.

During the counter demonstration, the socialist could be heard chanting “No racists in our streets! Stop racism!”

The slogans were heard high above Kortedala squares  as the counter-demonstrators, some of them from so-called extra-parliamentary leftist groups, made their way up to the riot fences that police had set up.

National Democrats' demonstration would have started at 13 hours but only pushed forward to 14 hours as was only 20 or so supporters of the far-right party in the square.

“They have developed a Swedish flags, but remains well behind riot fence so the two groups will not get closer, reports the Pia Svensson of Gothenburg Posten.

Two men who had come inside the barriers were taken into custody by police. Only one other incident was reported, according to Swedish news agency, TT  and it was that the Justice Party Socialist head  in Västra Götaland, Kristofer Lundberg, was run over by a car when he was about to leave the square after the meeting. It is unclear whether this was an accident.
By Scancomark.se Team

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