Being anarchists, however, riots were de rigueur, and they battled with police. To reprise the news as posted on last Saturday’s news feed:
Clashes between police and demonstrators broke out on Friday as Malmö played host to the European Social Forum. Rocks were thrown at police, windows were broken and a woman was raped as 800 people demonstrated to highlight climate change.
The European Social Forum, an annual event, carries the slogan “another Europe is possible” and some participants displayed their disgust at the current world order by resorting to violence on Friday.
Around 100 protesters threw rocks at police and broke windows on Friday at a demonstration near the Triangeln shopping mall in the centre of the southern Swedish city.
A reader in Sweden sent us some photos and a brief account of the events in Malmö. I don’t know the original source of these photos.
Ilmar Reepalu, Socialist #1, the mayor of Malmö [at right, with blue shirt]. Surrounding him were SÄPO (the security police), and fifty meters back came Antifa (Antifascistisk Aktion), his Storm Troopers:- - - - - - - - -
And here are the Storm Troopers with a banner:
Yes we are dreamers
Yes we believe in socialism
But we are more numerous than you think
and we have weapons
AFA Youth Malmö (AFA=Antifascistisk Aktion)