Ten People Arrested in neo-Nazi Rally in Sweden

Those detained were counterdemonstrators who briefly clashed with police officers as they tried to reach the Nordic Resistance Movement rally.

Protesters throw snowballs at Swedish police during a counter demonstration against the anti establishment movement Nordic Resistance Movement, in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday Nov. 12, 2016.
Protesters throw snowballs at Swedish police during a counter demonstration against the anti establishment movement Nordic Resistance Movement, in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday Nov. 12, 2016.Credit: AP / Fredrik Sandberg

Swedish police say 10 people were detained as a Swedish neo-Nazis marched through central Stockholm while counterdemonstrators threw snowballs and fireworks at them.

Police spokesman Lars Bystrom says those detained were taken when counterdemonstrators briefly clashed with officers in the capital's picturesque old city as they tried to reach the rally by the Nordic Resistance Movement.

A few hundred people, some with the movement's green and white flags, walked in crisp, freezing weather. Up to six times as many people staged a counterdemonstration nearby and some eventually broke out to try to block the rightwing group from crossing a bridge on their route. Large police forces, including mounted officers, kept the sides apart.

There were no reports of injuries.

The Nordic Resistance Movement (Nordiska motstandsrorelsens), a Nordic National Socialist organization, demonstrates in central Stockholm November 12, 2016.Credit: Reuters / Fredrik Sandberg

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