A pro-Israel demonstration was held today in the (predominantly Muslim) city of Malmö in southern Sweden. The demonstrators were peaceful, orderly, and had obtained a valid permit to hold their demonstration. A counter-demonstration — which had no permit, and was therefore illegal — behaved threateningly and even violently towards the pro-Israel group. The pro-jihad demonstrators threw eggs, stones, and bottles at the pro-Israel demonstrators, while the police did nothing to prevent it.
Ted Ekeroth has a report on the day’s events. Here’s the video he took (turn on the “caption” feature to see an English translation of his exchange with the police commander):
An excerpt from his report:
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Several police officers approach me and asked me to stop filming. They said that I was “provoking” the others. Funny, apparently they weren’t provoking us when the were filming (which they were), apparently I am the provoker — not them — when they threw glass bottles, stones and fireworks at us.
How did the police react when the first stone was thrown? They didn’t. No action, no nothing. Then more stones were thrown, the eggs started raining down on us. Meanwhile, the police stood silent and did nothing. The electricity to our speakers were cut by the Arabists — the police didn’t do very much. Then glass bottles started to be thrown into our crowd and it is just pure luck that no one got seriously hurt. A girl got hit on the arm. Not long after that they started to throw fireworks at us, as can be seen in the video below.
See Ted’s blog for more details.