Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Firebomb thrown at far-right meeting

Share this article

13:04 CEST+02:00
A fire started after molotov cocktails were thrown at a school near Stockholm where two far-right groups were holding a meeting on Saturday night.

Around 70 people were attending a meeting of the National Democrats and the National Socialist front in the school in Upplands Väsby, in which the groups had hired a room. The firebombs were thrown through a window at about 11 pm.

A small fire started, but those attending the meeting managed to extinguish it.

"They have said that two dark-skinned men ran towards the room and threw firebombs in. A witness has also seen the men," Sylvia Oldin of Stockholm police said.

Police are treating the attack as attempted arson.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article


From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?