°
Newark

In Sweden the campaign against racism was held without detentions

Action in support of the movement against racism Black Lives Matter in Malmo, Sweden, last Thursday, ended with no arrests and injuries, according to Sveriges Radio.

The organizers received a permit Thursday to hold the event in the area of Malmo Ribersborg provided that participation in it will accept no more than 50 people. This limitation is due to the ban on the Assembly of groups of more than 50 people, issued by the Swedish Agency of health pandemic coronavirus. However, five minutes before the scheduled 18.00 start of the action police has taken the decision to crackdown, because the number of participants quickly exceeded.

Despite calls by police to disperse several hundred people marched in the centre of the city, where were divided into groups. Most of the people gathered in Stortorget square, where the guards again started to convince the demonstrators to disperse. The action ended at about 22.00 local time. The action was attended by about thousand people.

On Wednesday a demonstration in support of the movement Black Lives Matters took place in Stockholm. Participation in the action was attended by about 8 thousand people. The demonstration was peaceful, but there have been isolated clashes with police demonstrators. Was arrested three people, no injuries were reported.

Demonstration in Sweden, held against the backdrop of unrest in Minneapolis and several other U.S. cities, which began a week ago after the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of the police. In the Internet appeared the video, which show that the police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence.