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Hundreds of demonstrators gather in Gothenburg

Published fredag 6 april 2012 kl 13.22
Photo: Peo Wenander/Sveriges Radio

Hundreds of people gathered on Kortedala square in central Gothenburg on Friday afternoon. Extreme right group the National Democrats held a demonstration protesting the brutal assault on a 61-year-old man two weeks ago.

But only about 30 National Democrats showed up to the event. Instead, the counterdemonstration had attracted hundreds of protesters. Curious area resident also showed up to see what was going on.

 “It is great that so many ordinary people have turned up. It usually has a calming effect,” police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg, told Swedish Radio Gothenburg.

Even though the counterdemonstration lacks a permit, he adds, they have a right to express their opinion.

“For us it is important that both sides get to say what they want to say, it is part of a democracy.”  

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