Woman falls from roof in protest over Bangladeshi

A woman demonstrating against the deportation of a Bangladeshi opposition politician was injured on Thursday night when she fell from the roof of the Swedish Migration Board's offices in northern Stockholm.

The woman, 29, was protesting against Sweden’s decision to deport Lutfur Rahman, who had been sentenced to jail for his involvement in opposition party Awami League’s youth movement.

Earlier in the day, demonstrators had succeeded in stopping Rahman’s deportation, Dagens Nyheter reports. Following an attempt to free him from police custody by force, the captain of the Thai Air plane due to remove him from Sweden refused to let Rahman board, citing security concerns. Rahman was taken back to the Swedish Migration Board’s detention centre.

The protesters then gathered at the Migration Board’s premises in Märsta, northern Stockholm, where they forced their way past guards.

Up to eight demonstrators made their way to the roof, according to Dagens Nyheter. One of these, a 29-year-old woman, fell at least three metres from the roof, injuring her back. She was taken to the Karolinska University Hospital. It is so far unclear how serious her injuries are.