Suburb Riots

Afa-Activists in Custody

Eight activists of the left organization Antifascist Action (Antifascistisk action, Afa) have been remanded in custody, accused of being responsible for riots in the Stockholm suburb of Fittja. News agency TT reports that the three women and five men, born between 1982 and 1990, are facing arson charges and gross assault.

They were arrested in an apartment in Fittja on Wednesday where the police also found weapons and other material that could be used for attacks, TT reports. Afa itself denies that the 8 people are members of the organization.

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