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'When you leave your house in the morning you can't be sure you'll come home. That's what Afghanistan is like'

Protesters sitting at Stockholm's Mynttorget, near the Riksdag. Photo: Lee Roden

Published: 09.Aug.2017 14:51 hrs

A group of young asylum seekers holding a sit-down demonstration in Stockholm in protest against deportations to Afghanistan has told The Local they do not plan on giving up, despite fears over their safety following an attack by an extremist group.

A lit flare was thrown at the group of youngsters sitting at Stockholm’s Mynttorget square on Tuesday night, injuring three of them. Police have increased security at the location as a result, and the Stockholm Police hate crime unit is now investigating the incident.

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