Manifestationen Regufees Welcome i Malmö. Foto: Anna Bubenko/Sveriges Radio.
Photo: Anna Bubenko/Sveriges Radio.

'Refugees welcome here': Thousands attend demo in Malmö

Thousands of people have gathered at the Main Square in Malmö to welcome newly arrived refugees and to stand up for a humane refugee policy, Swedish Radio's local channel in Malmö reports.

Many help organisations, sports clubs and political parties are taking part and up to 14,000 people are expected to attend.

It's the third large-scale demonstration that's been organised to express solidarity with the refugees that are arriving here in the past week. A similar demonstration was held in Gothenburg on Wednesday and another one in Stockholm last Sunday.

The demonstrations have drawn inspiration from the 'Refugees Welcome' movement that has spread from countries like Germany, France and Austria and which hopes to influence the EU's member states to vote in favour of compulsory refugee quotas on Monday.

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