Sweden’s neo-Nazis hail Trump

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A general view of the Riksdag, or Swedish parliament, building in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sweden’s neo-Nazis hail Trump


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Hundreds of far-right demonstrators marched to Sweden’s parliament on November 12. The leadership of the country’s neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR), which organised the march, said the election of Donald Trump in the United States heralds the start of a world revolution.

As reported by The Local, the NMR promotes an openly racist and anti-Semitic doctrine.

According to a reporter from the anti-Nazi Expo magazine, Per Öberg, the Nazi group’s press chief, told the gathered crowd that Donald Trump’s election was a sign that a world revolution was beginning.

Also speaking was Vera Oredsson, who was a member of the Hitler youth as a child growing up in Nazi Germany, and Fredrik Vejdeland, the group’s head of strategy.

According to Expo, Vejdeland openly voiced his support for a proposal to break up Bonnier, the media empire owned by Sweden’s richest Jewish families. The crowd began to chant “Hang them, hang them”.

In a separate report, The Independent noted that five people attending the demonstration were arrested and two were injured after violence broke out between the demonstrators and anti-fascist protest groups.

A police spokesman said a number of people were held due to aggression and that approximately 50 had been suspended or removed from the march.

At least one police officer was injured during the clash and several people were taken away from the scene in ambulances.

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