AIN'T THAT THE TRUTH
An anti-nazi march by local residents in the Karrtorp neighborhood of Sweden's capital was attacked by members of the neo-nazi Swedish Resistance Movement on Sunday. The attack left three people hospitalized. The protest location was chosen because neo-Nazi graffiti recently was found on buildings there.
A group of three dozen or so nazis showed up with bottles and large fireworks and threw them at the marchers as the passed. The attackers carried makeshift shields, knifes. Two people were stabbed.
It appears that the police were aware of the potential for the attack on the march as early as friday.
The non violent march by residents had around 200 to 500 participants.
The Local from Sweden reports:
More than half of the 26 people arrested in Sunday's neo-Nazi riot in Stockholm are younger than 20. Experts warn attempts to denazify Sweden are failing, as a new generation of "social outcasts" emerges.
Police in Stockholm are holding 26 people in custody on suspicion of violent rioting and serious assault. More than half of those detained are under the age of 20 including one minor, reported Dagens Nyheter newspaper on Tuesday.
The paper added that one of those arrested has a previous conviction for attempting to stab to death a left-wing activist.
The marchers regrouped and a counter attack launched by ANTIFA, Revolutionary Front, and others turned on the nazis and drove them off.
The Eagle reports:
Video footage published by state broadcaster SVT showed families with baby carriages escaping the scene as firecrackers exploded in the middle of the crowd and people were heard screaming. Later, the crowd moved toward the attackers chanting anti-Nazism slogans and forcing them to retreat.
According to libcom.org,
The rally was populated with everyone from elderly pensioners to young families with baby strollers in tow. From reports and information coming out, as people who needed to protect their own families withdrew, local residents, Revolutionary Front, and Anti Fascist Action launched into a counterattack and pushed back the initial SMR attack. SMR was effectively and rather quickly pushed back and forced to retreat due to a substantial portion of the rally participants pushing SMR out of the square and into the woods. The rally turned into a march following and undermining SMR's efforts to disrupt. Small skirmishes and altercations continued as the police were unwilling or unable to maintain the control the strive for.
The Revolutionary Front, one of the groups that fought back, stated:
From within the Swedish Nazi-movement Svenska Motståndsrörelsen (SMR) [who] are [considered] the hardest and most violent. They thrive on their self made myth that they are the hardest aryan supermen the north has ever seen. Yesterday this myth was busted once again. Armed to the teeth, with knifes, shields and pyrotechnics 30 nazis attacked a peaceful demonstration filled with elderly and children. Unfortunately for them, we and our comrades from AFA Sthlm were there. After their initial progress throwing everything they had at us we pushed them back together with the local people from the area. Bleeding they ran, leaving their comrades behind to be treated the way we treat nazis. The end result was clear, 28 arrested nazis, 1 stabbed, several bleading - no arrested socialists.
The following is from The Local.