News | Peaceful manifestation attacked by right wing extremists
On august 6th people had gathered at Mynttorget, Gamla Stan in Stockholm to protest against the deportations to Afghanistan. Some of them are refugees fearing to be deported and some are people whom are showing their support.
The initiator to the manifestation is a group called Ung i Sverige (Young in Sweden). They have written a letter to the swedish migration authority director-general Mikael Ribbenvik, where they state that Afghanistan is not a safe country. ”Every day people are killed in attacks in Afghanistan” says Amir Nabizadeh who has recieved a residence but his sister has not.
On Tuesday August 8th around 8pm, a group of people from right wing extremist group Nordisk Ungdom, Nordic Youth, showed up. They were yelling and throwing pyrotechnics that caused milder injures to three persons. The incident is now investigated as a hatred crime.
Later that week the manifestation was moved to Medborgarplatsen, Södermalm. ”We consider it as a better alternative” says the Stockholm police press officer Lars Byström.
The Facebook group ”Stå upp för Sverige”, ”Stand up for Sweden”, arranged a counter-demonstration as a protest to the ockupation of Medborgarplatsen. Around 100 people joined the demonstration which also took place at Medborgarplatsen.
On Friday September 8th the manifestation moved again since the manifestation permission ended.