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Eight people charged for disturbing SD-meeting

Published onsdag 21 januari 2015 kl 17.41
People protesting at a Sweden Democrat public meeting at Götaplatsen in Gothenburg. Photo: Kalle Wannerskog/SR
People protesting at a Sweden Democrat public meeting at Götaplatsen in Gothenburg. Photo: Kalle Wannerskog/SR

Eight people have been charged with disturbing a public meeting held by the anti-immigration Sweden Democrat Party at Drottningtorget in central Gothenburg in May last year, TT reports. All of them deny the charges.

According to the indictment, the eight, aged between 20-25 years old, have disturbed the peace, and not obeyed police orders. The noise they made disrupted the meeting so that it could not be held. When police ordered them to leave the scene, they did not obey.

Previously, eight other people have been charged for the same crime, after disrupting a Sweden Democrat public meeting at another square in Gothenburg. This took place at Götaplatsen, when the party leader Jimmie Åkesson was due to speak. Another three people have been charged for causing noice, as the party's chairman Björn Söder was due to speak at Gustaf Adolf Torg, also in Gothenburg.

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