Police officer injured at Nazi demonstration in Stockholm

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Police officer injured at Nazi demonstration in Stockholm
File photo of a September NMR demo in Gothenburg. Photo: Thomas Johansson/TT

A police officer was taken to hospital with minor injuries on Saturday after being hit in the head while trying to separate Nazis and counter-demonstrators in Stockholm’s Medborgarplatsen.


The suspected perpetrator was arrested, police said. 
The Nazi group Nordic Resistance Movement (Nordiska motståndsrörelsen, NMR) gathered at Östermalmstorg and then Norrmalmstorg, attracting around 40 supporters. When the group later moved to Medborgarplatsen, it was met by opponents and a tense stand-off occurred. 
“There was unrest and a police officer was assaulted while trying to keep the groups apart,” police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said.
It was not immediately apparent which side of the conflict the arrestee supported. 
The Nazi group did not have a license for its demonstration, which was the latest in a string of appearances in Swedish cities, including repeated demos in Gothenburg
The NMR was established in 1997 and promotes an openly racist and anti-Semitic doctrine. 


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