Sweden, December 15, 30 or so nazis from the Swedish Resistance Movement (SMR) attempted to disrupt a rally against racism comprised of local Karrtorp residents and anti-fascist organisations.
After recent SMR activities in and around the area of Karrtorp, a suburb of Stockholm, local residents, Line 17 Network, and various other organizations held a rally against racism. Reports claim anywhere from 200 to 500 people in attendance. Sometime during the rally thirty or so SMR members showed up and were prepared for street combat. Carrying makeshift shields, knifes, glass bottles, and dressed ready to fight, SMR attacked the rally.
The rally was populated with everyone from elderly pensioners to young families with baby strollers in tow. From reports and information coming out, as people who needed to protect their own families withdrew, local residents, Revolutionary Front, and Anti Fascist Action launched into a counter-attack and pushed back the initial SMR attack. SMR was effectively and rather quickly pushed back and forced to retreat due to a substantial portion of the rally participants pushing SMR out of the square and into the woods. The rally turned into a march following and undermining SMR's efforts to disrupt. Small skirmishes and altercations continued as the police were unwilling or unable to maintain the control the strive for.
Revolutionary Front account states,
From within the Swedish Nazi-movement Svenska Motståndsrörelsen (SMR) [who] are [considered] the hardest and most violent. They thrive on their self made myth that they are the hardest aryan supermen the north has ever seen. Yesterday this myth was busted once again. Armed to the teeth, with knifes, shields and pyrotechnics 30 nazis attacked a peaceful demonstration filled with elderly and children. Unfortunately for them, we and our comrades from AFA Sthlm were there. After their initial progress throwing everything they had at us we pushed them back together with the local people from the area. Bleeding they ran, leaving their comrades behind to be treated the way we treat nazis. The end result was clear, 28 arrested nazis, 1 stabbed, several bleading - no arrested socialists.
During the street fighting, people regained themselves and linked up with the group engaged with SMR and the police. Interestingly the police were severally under prepared for this event, only having six or so police at the rally. Despite the Swedish Security Forces and police having prior knowledge that SMR was planning an attack against the rally, the Stockholm police had decided to only send six or so police to the rally. The police that were present quickly linked up with SMR in an attempt to "keep control" even though their efforts in fact harboured and protected the same group that had just attacked a rally with elderly and children present.
Twenty-eight men from SMR, varying in ages from fifteen to thirty, are still detained.
Some pictures from the demonstration below: