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Residents gather to protest car park killing

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Residents gather to protest car park killing
07:42 CEST+02:00
More that 1,000 people assembled in the southern Swedish town of Landskrona on Monday in an anti-violence protest after a 78-year-old woman was killed in a car park assault last week.

The woman died on Wednesday from a fatal blow to her head delivered by a younger man two days earlier when she was trying to defend her 71-year-old husband during the fight in a supermarket parking lot.

"At least 1,000 turned up," police spokesman Tommy Linden told AFP from the

southern Skåne region of the crowd that gathered in a stand against violence.

The TT news agency reported almost 3,000 people assembled in Landskrona's main square with flowers and candles.

Around 600 others gathered in one of the town's churches for a multi-faith ceremony against violence, the online version of daily Sydsvenskan said.

The fight started when the woman's husband had honked at another driver who

was blocking a parking space.

The other driver, a 23-year-old, began beating up the husband and when the wife tried to intervene, punched her in the face, knocking her to the ground, according to police.

The driver has been arrested and charged, and another man has been charged for aiding the suspect, TT reported.

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