Neo-Nazi protests in Borlänge see little violence
A major police operation is credited with preventing potential conflict as a neo-Nazi group mobilized for May Day in a small central Swedish town.
Hundreds of neo-Nazis marched in the industrial town of Borlänge, on a day usually associated with the labor movement.
After much anticipation and preparation, there was only one possible incident reported involving a police officer and one of the neo-Nazi “Nordic Resistance Movement” (NRM) marchers.
With extensive police presence, an estimated 200 NRM demonstrators walked through the center of town while many protested against them along the way, reported P4 Dalarna. A counter-demonstration organized by Dalarna Network Against Racism brought some 300 people out, but police kept the groups separate from each other.
Two Swedish Church locations rang their church bells an extra time on Sunday as a warning call against the neo-Nazis.