Anti-Immigrant Party Finds Conference Venue
The Swedish anti-immigrant party – the Sweden Democrats –have been able to book a conference center for their annual gathering this week-end - unlike last year when no Swedish city nor the Danish capital of Copenhagen offered a venue out of fears of violent protests.
The site this year is the central Swedish city of Karlstad. Expecting large groups of anti-racist demonstrators, police in the town have ordered reinforcements from other Swedish cities and the southern province of Skåne.
The populist party calling for the expulsion of immigrants has gained wide support on the local level all over the country and is hoping to win seats in parliament in the next elections.