Demonstrators in Gothenburg

Protest Against Internet Snooping

Saturday saw demonstrations around Sweden protesting against the FRA Law, which allows the National Defence Radio Establishment to monitor Internet and telephone traffic.

Parliament will be voting on amendments to the controversial law on Wednesday. Around 150 demonstrators marched in Gothenburg under slogans like “Rip up the FRA Law” and “Stop Big Brother”.

There were also demonstrations in Stockholm and Malmö. The organizers included three opposition political parties: The Pirate Party, the Greens, and the Left Party, as well as the youth wing of the Christian Democrats, who are part of the government coalition, and a group called Social Democrats Against Big Brother.

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