Wednesday, June 08, 2005

A Tale of Two Nations

Norway's National Day, 2005

Sweden's National Day, 2005. Extreme Leftists against neo-Nazis. The Leftists were demonstrating "against nationalism: For international solidarity, abolish the nation state". They were also burning a Swedish flag in the heart of Stockholm, shouting: "We want to see Sweden fall!". Given the state of things, they may get their wish granted. But don't worry, Sweden is one of the best governed countries in the world.

Extremists demonstrate across Sweden

In Stockholm the opposing camps started their marches shortly after noon under clearing skies. Some 400 right-wingers had gathered on central Stockholm's Odenplan square for a "People's March," including a group wearing a uniform of black berets, jackboots, khaki trousers and black tops, and brandishing brown and black flags. "We are demonstrating on behalf of all those who still believe in nationhood and race," said Per, a demonstrator who would only give his first name. The rightists, marching in orderly formation, were outnumbered by left-wing demonstrators who started their march about a kilometre down the road at the same time. Many of the leftwing demonstrators, who totalled 600 to 700 according to police estimates, covered their faces with black scarves and were carrying large square plastic shields. Chanting slogans like "Fight fascism" and "Down with international capitalism" they moved towards the south of the city as riot police cordoned off streets.


At June 08, 2005 8:42 PM, Blogger erp said...,0,6557121.story?coll=la-home-headlines

Tried to use the link process, but I get a message about a broken tag line?

This story is about a couple of American citizens who have been arrested for terrorism.

At June 09, 2005 1:25 AM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

erp: 'broken tag line' exactly the same happened to me. I went to the library and got a book, 400 pages later I was non the wiser. Today I will ask blogger for help. If I can fine out the part we are missing, will let you know.

As for the photographs, (A Tale of Two Nations) they speak for themselves. However, your other post Fjordman, about the broken spirit of citizens being the main cause of the apathy which has let this situation arise (Boring themselves to death) may be quite true, or are Europeans simply exhausted from too many wars?

At June 09, 2005 4:52 AM, Blogger erp said...

Jude, my email is on my profile. Email me if you learn anything.

At June 09, 2005 6:01 AM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

Okay, but I am having trouble with my laptop. It keeps turning itself off, so if you don't hear anything, it is because my computer is down - probably forever, or at least until I can get a new one.

At June 09, 2005 10:02 AM, Blogger Jude the Obscure said...

It's starting.

At June 09, 2005 7:52 PM, Blogger Mike H. said...

Homegrown Terrorists this is for erp.

At June 11, 2005 6:21 PM, Blogger John said...

Random question: Why is it all the foreign countries get the cuter kids?



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