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Police Reviewing Situation After Riots at Eritrean Festival in Sweden

Eritrean Cultural Festival in Stockholm Under Scrutiny

Between Thursday and Sunday, an Eritrean cultural festival is taking place at Järvafältet in Stockholm. However, the festival has been criticized by counter-protesters for its alleged connection to a harsh dictatorship. Permission has been granted for demonstrations on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Police Reviewing Condition of Counter-Protesters After Riots

After yesterday’s riots, in which 55 people were injured and around a hundred were taken into custody, the police are currently reviewing the condition of the counter-protesters. They are also deciding whether the permit for demonstrations should be adjusted or withdrawn.

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Decision on Future of Demonstrations Pending

On Friday morning, the police will decide how many resources will be on site in Järva. They will also decide whether demonstrations against the festival can take place as scheduled.

Safety of All Involved Paramount

The safety of protesters, counter-protesters, and visitors is paramount in this situation. Expats living in Sweden should stay informed about this situation and prioritize safety for all involved.

Expats Urged to Stay Informed

The police have urged expats living in Sweden to stay informed about this situation so that they can stay safe. They have also stated that if the police are needed at the scene, they will of course be there.

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