Monday, August 11, 2014

Sweden: Jews afraid to show up to rally against anti-Semitism

The two organizers of a demonstration in Sweden against anti-Semitism canceled the event amid fears of violence and disturbances to public order.

Elin Schwartz  and Kaino Nordgren said they scrapped the Aug. 14 rally in Gothenburg because would-be participants said they were too afraid to show up, the Göteborgs-Posten daily reported Thursday. At least 100 demonstrators were expected to take part in the protest.

At the last minute we learned that many Jews are afraid to come, and that there were rumors that people will come and try to destroy the demonstration and crash it to spread political messages,” organizers Schwartz  and Nordgren wrote on Facebook to announce the cancellation.
More: JTA

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