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Anti-fascist counter-demonstrators, Photo: Johanna Cederblad/TT
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250 police monitored 200 neo-Nazi marchers, Photo: Erika Nekham/TT

Eight detained during neo-Nazi march

Eight people were detained Saturday, as a march by the neo-Nazi “Party of the Swedes” was confronted by counter-demonstrators. Another 28 were removed by the police.

Some 200 supporters took part in the march by the “Party of the Swedes”, which is the current name of the former National Socialist Front. The march started at Stockholm’s Humegården park and then continued to Högtorget Square.

Around 250 police officers monitored the demonstration and counter-demonstration, during which water balloons and firecrackers were thrown.

Anders Bergman, an expert on European neo-Fascism, tells the TT news agency that the “Party of the Swedes” is the largest neo-Nazi party in the Nordic region, with around 1000 members.

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