On Friday 11th November, during the night, Gothernburg's Syndikalistiskt Forum seems to have been the target of some sort of explosive device. Police are working from the presumption that there may be ideological motives behind the explosion.
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No one was hurt in the explosion, but it was strong enough for neighbors to have noticed the building rocking - "one hell of an explosion" a resident explained to the Göteborgs-Posten local daily.
According to police, there is some exterior damage and shattered windows. A bike, to which the explosive might have been fastened, was also found damaged. Damage to the interior of the café is apparently limited.
Police have contacted the Security Services to aid in the investigation
On a statement posted to Facebook, Syndikalistiskt Forum say that there is nothing to worry about, as "this is not the first time our labor movement is subject to such attacks" (the 1999 firebombing against the SAC's Gävle headquarters - also childhood home of Joe Hill - comes to mind).
"We will keep on our work as usual, and to all of you who who are now asking what you can do to support us, a thousand red carnations - our answer is simply: keep on coming here: attend our events, educate and organize. Syndicalist Forum will live on - another world is possible!
Radical Book Fair, 2016
Talking to the Göteborgs-Posten local, the Security Service has confirmed that they are on the case, and the the police are now looking to determine what it is that exploded, whether this was some kind of home-made bomb, powerful fireworks, or hand grenade (which due to being easy to smuggle into the country recently have featured often in criminal turf wars in the south of Sweden).
The explosion took place the night ahead of a large counter-mobilization against the fascist Nordic Resistance Movement's attempt to hold a public meeting in Stockholm, about a month after having been involved in the death of a young Finnish anti-fascist in Helsinki.
Summertime Syndicalist Forum