Gothenburg Police Chief: “We will certainly get riot-like situations around the demonstration. These will first and foremost be instigated by the so-called counter-demonstrators”
In anticipation of a proposed demonstration by the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) in September, Gothenburg Police Chief Erik Nord has told the public that they anticipate any violence to come from counter-demonstrators, Antifa.
The National Socialist organisation has been granted a permit to hold a demonstration near the Bokmässan (Book Fair) on 30th September this year, a permit that would have been denied had the authorities believed the purpose of the demonstration would be to create public disorder.
This was confirmed by a senior officer in Nord’s police department who, when questioned about the NRM bringing violence to Gothenburg, said “on the contrary, it will be left-wing extremists who will start the riots”.
Antifa Mayhem in Virginia
This confirms what many people already suspect; Antifa are the instigators of violence at nationalist rallies, not the other way around. This was recently demonstrated in Charelottesville, Virginia, last weekend when nationalists were met by violent counter-protests instigated by Antifa.
The so-called alt-right demonstrators were met by anti-fascist protesters armed with baseball bats, acid and large nail-infested planks of wood, amongst other things.
And Gothenburg police chief Erik Nord expects similar problems for his police force in September. He told Radio Sweden, “We will certainly get riot-like situations around the demonstration. But these will first and foremost be instigated by the so-called counter-demonstrators.”
The Nordic Resistance Movement have built a reputation around holding orderly, non-violent demonstrations at which alcohol and disorderly behaviour are strictly prohibited.
They are a group of mostly young nationalists who stand opposed to the financial elite and the demographic crisis facing their countries.
Of the National Socialist group, Erik Nord also said, “My general picture is that it is not this demonstration that will pose the greatest danger to order and security.”