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An earlier march by the Nordic Resistance Movement in May in Falun.
An earlier march by the Nordic Resistance Movement in May in Falun. Credit: Ulf Palm/TT

Gothenburg court shortens planned neo-Nazi march

Head of Jewish group: It's very positive
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Gothenburg's Administrative Court ruled on Monday that a planned march by the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement must be re-routed after a complaint was filed by Sweden's main organization for Jews.

Aron Verständig, who heads up the Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities, the group that filed the complaint with the court, tells Radio Sweden he's happy with the partial victory.

Although the march will still take place on Yom Kippur, the high Jewish holiday of attonement, it won't come so close to the synagoge. 

"I'm not 100 percent positive but I am very positive," Verständig says. "It's very positive that the court has actually made it clear that the police need to take Yom Kippur or other similar events into consideration."

The march, still set for Saturday, will no longer begin outside the venue hosting the Gothenburg Book Fair nor will it end in the downtown square of Gustav Aldofs. 

Instead the march will begin some 300 meter north of the book fair and conclude outside the football stadium Gamla Ullevi. The new route steers the group farther way from Gothenburg's central synagoge.

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