More refugee protests at Sweden-Finland border
TT/The Local · 3 Oct 2015, 15:04
Published: 03 Oct 2015 15:04 GMT+02:00
- More Swedes ‘want increase in refugees’ (27 Sep 15)
- Finland attacks Sweden’s open refugee policy (23 Sep 15)
- Refugee protests on Sweden-Finland border (20 Sep 15)
According to Swedish newspaper Expressen the mood was often rancorous but there was no violence.
Swedish news agency TT, reported that several of the anti-refugee protesters were carrying Finnish flags and holding placards such as “Migrants not welcome" and "No fucking immigration”.
More than 800 people had accepted the invitation on the anti-refugee protesters’ Facebook page to participate in the demonstration against the asylum seekers seeking protection. However, only 300 turned out.
An organiser for the counter demonstration told Swedish Radio's local channel in Norrbotten county that the demonstrations were peaceful and that 100 people had showed up to support the refugees.
The first protests at the border took place two weeks ago and, again, passed off peacefully.