Firebomb thrown at far-right meeting

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.