Swedish police clarify which groups they WILL protect with beefed up presence

Swedish police clarify which groups they WILL protect with beefed up presence
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[Ed. – No one, neo-Nazi or otherwise, should be attacking migrants.  But thoughtful Swedes can be pardoned for wondering if native Swedes are chopped liver now.  Where are the police when migrants are attacking them?]

Dozens of masked men believed to belong to neo-Nazi gangs carried out a number of assaults on migrants in Stockholm overnight amid rising tension over immigration, Swedish police said Saturday.

Police had beefed up their presence in the city center, deploying anti-riot and helicopter units after learning that extremists were planning “aggression on unaccompanied migrant minors” in the city late on Friday. …

Police spokesman Towe Hagg said by midday police had not received any complaints of assault but one 46-year-old man was arrested after striking a plain clothed officer.

Three further people were briefly detained for public order offenses and one more faces charges for carrying a knife.

As many as 100 people, their faces covered, had descended in the early evening on the Sergels Torg pedestrian square, a popular meeting point for young people, including unaccompanied migrants.

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