Dozens arrested following anti-Israel protest

Forty-seven people were arrested and detained in connection with an anti-Israel rally in Norrmalmstorg in central Stockholm on Sunday evening.

“They are suspected of disobeying police orders,” said Katarina Bäckström of the Stockholm police to the TT news agency.

The demonstrators had gathered outside of Berns Salonger in nearby Berzelli Park, where the Jewish Community of Stockholm was holding a party, to protesting against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in Israel, according to the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.

As the protesters lacked a permit to carry out their demonstration, police encircled the group and attempted to move them away to Norrmalmstorg.

According to the police, the demonstrators consisted of members of Anti-Fascist Action (AFA), reports DN.