"Racist" posters blocked from busses

The public transport service in Skåne will not allow election campaign posters from the Sweden Democrats on their buses.

Shortly after the Sweden Democrats presented their election campaign posters, Skånetrafiken is pulling the breaks on three of them. The reason is that the transport service does not allow advertisements that could be interpreted as "offensive, discriminating or racist," the company told newspaper Dagens ETC.

Stockholm counterpart SL, however, has no problem with the party's campaign posters. SL told tabloid Expressen that they do not think that the advertisements are crossing any lines.

The Sweden Democrats are not happy with the move and accuses Skånetrafiken of acting like a political player.

Both Skånetrafiken and SL are owned by the local governments.