Brutal charge: Swedish horse police trample anti-Nazi rally

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‘At least 10 people were injured in the Swedish city of Malmö after local police unleashed a mounted charge at participants of a rally against Sweden’s neo-Nazi party. Clashes with police erupted as anti-fascist activists attempted to block a rival rally.

Around 1,500 people on Saturday gathered at the Limhamn square in the center of Malmö to protest the planned speech by Stefan Jacobsson, the leader of the neo-Nazi Svenskarnas Parti (The Swedes’ Party).

The tension mounted even ahead of Jacobsson’s appearance, with demonstrators throwing fire crackers and smoke bombs, the Local reports.

According to Sydsvenkan paper, the majority of the protestors were peaceful and the clashes were provoked by a group of “provocateurs” among the anti-fascists.’

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