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Police arrest 20 far-right extremists after Swedish National Day rally

Police arrest 20 far-right extremists after Swedish National Day rally

Swedish police say they are holding 20 people suspected of agitation against ethnic groups after a Swedish National Day rally.
Police spokesman Lars Marklund says some 120 people were initially detained after Friday's rally for making banned Hitler salutes and shouting Nazi greetings.
Swedish news agency TT says most of the demonstrators are believed to belong to a neo-Nazi group.
Marklund says about 100 demonstrators were released Saturday and that the 20 suspects remain in custody mainly because they refuse to talk or because they have not yet been identified.
The National Day rally in central Stockholm attracted hundreds of people and was arranged by Swedish nationalists.


Updated : 2021-07-24 20:00 GMT+08:00