Arrests at pro-Israel demonstration in Malmö

Police in Malmö arrested four men after eggs and bottles were thrown at pro-Israel demonstrators in the town’s main square on Sunday, disrupting a protest that drew hundreds of people, police said.

“Around 300 people were gathering in the beginning of the afternoon supporting Israel when some persons started to shout and threw eggs and bottles on the demonstrators,” a police spokeswoman in Malmö told AFP.

“Nobody was injured. We arrested four people. They are young men,” she said.

One of the suspects “became violent and tried to fight with a policeman” during the arrest, the spokeswoman said.

“The demonstration was broken by the incident,” she said.

In early January, thousands of people had protested in Nordic countries against Israel’s 22-day offensive on the Gaza Strip.