The protest delayed detention hearings for the 14 suspects linked to an an alleged plan to target refugees living in asylum housing on a campsite in Nynäshamn, a small town in a rural area south of Stockholm.
Police have previously revealed that the suspects have Polish and Ukrainian citizenship. Some are understood to live and work in Sweden while others are believed to have been staying in the country temporarily.
“They belong to the far-right sphere,” police spokesman Lars Alvarsjö told public broadcaster Swedish Radio on Tuesday.
Last month, dozens of masked men believed to belong to hooligan or neo-Nazi gangs gathered in central Stockholm and distributed leaflets calling for attacks on young migrants.
Three of the 14 men arrested in connection with the alleged asylum accommodation plot were involved in the January incident, Alvarsjö told the AFP news agency.”
Although the attack was prevented, my hat is off to these brave men who attempted such a feat, and those who came to support them.