Messages of support left on the gates of the Gothenburg synagogue after it was attacked earlier this month. On Wednesday, hecklers disrupted a demonstration against anti-Semitism.
Messages of support left on the gates of the Gothenburg synagogue after it was attacked earlier this month. On Wednesday, hecklers disrupted a demonstration against anti-Semitism in Stockholm. Credit: Adam Ihse/TT

Demonstration against anti-Semitism disrupted

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One person was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of incitement after a group claiming to be from the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement heckled a demonstration against anti-Jewish hatred and violence, newspaper Expressen reported.

Police dispersed five other people from the anti-Semitism protest at the Raoul Wallenberg square in central Stockholm, where Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was among the speakers.

However, the police declined to comment on Expressen's claim that the group belonged to the Nordic Resistance Movement.  

It involved a number of people who, among other things, shouted different words in order to disturb the demonstration, which they succeeded in doing. We arrested one person for the crime of hate speech and moved away five others."

- Police press spokesperson Anna Westberg.

Prime minister Stefan Löfven, Culture and Democracy Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke, Centre Party leader Annie Lööf, and Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund all gave speeches at the demonstration on Wednesday evening, which was staged following the recent attack on a synagogue in Gothenburg and pro-Palestine demonstrations in Malmö and Stockholm, where anti-Semitic chants were heard.

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