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Protest against deportations to Afghanistan attacked in Stockholm

The protest in Stockholm. Photo: Stina Stjernkvist/TT

Published: 09.Aug.2017 08:02 hrs

Police in Stockholm have tightened up security at a sit-down protest against the deportation of asylum seekers to Afghanistan after the group was attacked on Tuesday evening.

A lit flare was thrown at the protestors sitting at Mynttorget, who are  a group of young people who came to Sweden as unaccompanied refugees, at around 20:00. Three people suffered minor injuries.

Eyewitnesses said to several Swedish media outlets that the group of attackers were from the right-wing extremist network Nordisk ungdom (Nordic Youth), made clear by their chanting and the prints on their clothing. Police would not confirm that however.

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