10C/50F degrees and sun at 8 am. No winter clothes today!
fostertheory replied to your photoset “More pictures from the manifestation today. The sense was determined,…”
Yeah, from the earlier pictures you posted, it looked like a big crowd. It’s good to see the community rally at a time like this.
About 2500 people showed up, possibly more. Considering this happened at midnight and the rallying went via Facebook on a Sunday, I must say I’m impressed. The square was packed and people were hanging out from windows and standing on balconies.
It does concern the whole neighbourhood. We know there are people who hate this place and the people living here. Remember the hate I got on a photo series I posted depicting life around here? It didn’t come as a surprise. Yes, there are many people from all over the world living here. Politically many are actively working against racism and with other burning issues. When people from the extreme right show up here, it’s to spread fear using fists, knives, baseball bats etc etc, and this was certainly not the first time.The outcome is thankfully rarely this bad.
But this our home. We live here with our children. We have chosen to live here and they have no right to come here with the intention to harm or kill us. I suppose we should be thankful they aren’t carrying guns. Yet.
By the way, the man identified responsible for the knife attack last night which sent friends of ours to the hospital, is a well known Nazi who has been attacking people before armed with weapons, including my husband.
This man has been in the Ukraine lately.
Säpo, the Swedish security police, has deemed him to not be a threat or there not being any risk of them acting violently here in Sweden.
I suppose they were proved wrong.
valiha replied to your post “4 friends and acquainted was injured last night a few blocks from…”
What a horrible thing to happen - I hope they will be punished properly.
That remains to be seen. They should be charged with at least assault, but since they armed themselves and went looking for people to attack, it’s a bit more grave than just a brawl on town. TMI stuff below.
Oh shit, that’s terrifying - I hope they’re all okay.
They will all live, even the one who got life threatening injuries, thankfully. But pointy sharp objects are dangerous things and it was very close this time.
4 friends and acquainted was injured last night a few blocks from where we live. So called nationalists (which is a cover for Nazis since they change their names to not sound so… Nazi; Svenskarnas Parti, former NSF, Nationalsocialistisk Front) made an attack on a group on their way home last night after celebrating the international women’s day and used knives. 1 of them has life threatening injuries. The others are seriously injured but okay.