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White power groups set for election year push

TT/The Local · 30 May 2010, 12:02

Published: 30 May 2010 10:38 GMT+02:00
Updated: 30 May 2010 12:02 GMT+02:00

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Last year an estimated 40 white power groups attracted members across Sweden, roughly the same number as the previous year. But there was a considerable dip in the number of visible activities carried out by these groups, such as public demonstrations and the distribution of leaflets.

Expo and the Swedish Security Police, Säpo, share the view that extreme groups on the left and right are likely to become more active this year, with an election coming up in September.

“These groups’ activities generally do increase when there’s an election,” said Säpo spokesman Patrik Peter.

On Wednesday two people were stabbed while handing out flyers for Svenskarnas Parti (‘Party for Swedes’) in Hallstahammar, 130 kilometres west of Stockholm. Four people identified as representing groups on the extreme left were arrested for attempted murder.

Three days later a demonstration by Svenskarnas Parti in nearby Västerås attracted 150 to 200 supporters. Two people were injured when clashes broke out with around 100 counter-demonstrators.

Expo editor Anders Dalbro highlighted the fact that Svenskarnas Parti, unlike many of their counterparts, will be running for election this year.

“For them it’s going to be a very active year. But organisations not running for election also benefit from the fact that it’s an election year,” he said.

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According to Expo’s annual report, set for publication this week, the white power movement was hit by internal divisions in 2009.

“This is most noticeable when it comes to joint demonstrations, which previously attracted a lot of people,” said Dalsbro.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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11:55 May 30, 2010 by ringorm
>According to Expo

Using Expo as a reference is poop, they are not objective in their reports since they are linked with leftist parties in Sweden.

It would be like using SD kurirren to learn about what SD stands for. Simply propaganda.
12:41 May 30, 2010 by Tall swede
Wow. The only facts in this article is that political parties become more active during an election year? How much research did that conclusion require? And as an example of the horrible voilence this causes you bring up when a bunch of communists stab people for handing out fliers?
12:41 May 30, 2010 by bbeynch
While most Swedes probably do not agree with these "white power" groups - I certainly don't. I think their message is ridiculous - it is an understandable, and predictable, reaction to the total moral sewer and completely chaotic immigration cesspool created by the useless social democrats and its ill-mannered open-borders minions on the left. Sweden, and the rest of Europe does need immigration, but not this way! It is up to Swedes to ensure that the lazy refuse on the left does not get in any positions of significane in september.
13:55 May 30, 2010 by Lukestar1991
How encouraging this is.
16:36 May 30, 2010 by RobinHood
They look like a right bunch of pencil necks. What happened to the neanderthols who usually goosestep about on these occasions?
19:31 May 30, 2010 by laura ka baal
They wont last long.
19:35 May 30, 2010 by wenddiver
It all looks pretty peaceful, except fot the extreme-left group stabbing people. What's the news, Swedes display Swedish flag?
23:50 May 30, 2010 by wxman
White power in Sweden! That's almost an oxymoron.
00:19 May 31, 2010 by Jannik
Its some what uneasing that the extreme leftwing organization EXPO are used as an official source documenting activity among right wing groups.

On the other hand, its not surprising considering that Sweden is a semi-socialist country.

At least they have the guts to admit that leftist activist groups perpetrate violence.
09:35 May 31, 2010 by Byraer Thunberg
I thought everyone over in Sweden was white?
13:36 May 31, 2010 by pintoflex
does this have anything to do with the hundreds thousands of swedes giving DNA samples?
20:40 May 31, 2010 by Icarusty
So a country with a small population like Sweden has managed to garner 40 white supremacist groups, I find that amazing. Meanwhile across the world in non-white countries, even with the threat of white immigrants taking local's jobs, there are barely any.
06:28 June 1, 2010 by wenddiver
@Icarusky- I think all nations have racists, but we should never confuse wanting an intelligent immigration policy or not wanting to give away your money in taxes as racism.

Patriotism is good, nice to see a political group carry the national colors.
12:39 June 1, 2010 by B-dogg.
Around the world indigenous people have the rites to protect their cultural histories and determine their culture's futures. All around the world that is except Western Europe. Here the indigenous peoples must except the rites of immigrants to flock to their lands bringing their culture, religions and values and indigenous people are forced to except that. Any public displays which express a yearning to protect one's own culture in Europe, including peaceful marches and flag carrying, are twisted by media to look like "white power". This is not about "white power" or white people domination other cultures. It's about Swedish people taking a stand to protect the welfare of their own culture in their own land, in a country whose current politics are refusing to do so.
11:18 June 2, 2010 by waffen
good for them.

Someone in Sweden cares for Sweden.
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