Swedish protesters mount violent rebellion against police in Stockholm

Swedish protesters mounted a violent rebellion against police in Stockholm, Sweden during a political demonstration.

Russia Today reports,

Violence broke between riot police and protesters in Stockholm’s Kungstradgarden, Saturday, as thousands gathered to rally against far-right Party of the Swedes’ (SVP) rally. Protesters gathered around noon to wait for the party’s final speech at Gustav Adolfs Torg after a tour around the country. During the speech, protesters started to pelt fireworks, smoke bombs, bottles and fence at the police. At 1600 local time canine units and mounted police were used to quell the protesters, as tensions rose. The rally came as the country prepares to a parliamentary vote on September 14.

Demonstrations that turn violent are common in Europe.


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