Successful Protest of Muslim Prayer Call by Alternative for Sweden in Växjö - Party Leader Reported to the Police
Kasselstrand: "The whole thing is so incredibly ridiculous"
Hundreds of enthusiastic Swedes gathered in Växjö to show their support for Alternative for Sweden (AFS), while protesting against Islamic prayer calls.
Expectations were high when AFS held its first party meeting and launched its election campaign. Approximately 400 brave Swedes were in attendance to show their support for the party, and their dissatisfaction with the Islamization of our country.
Vilken fantastisk start på valrörelsen!???????? 400 personer var på plats under vårt torgmöte mot böneutrop i Växjö! Och livesändningen därifrån har i skrivande stund över 60 000 visningar.— Alternativ för Sverige (@AfS_riks) May 25, 2018
Tack till alla som deltog idag! Nu är vi igång på allvar!???????????????? #afs2018 pic.twitter.com/5kuBwXL7Ub
A few counter-protesters had gathered to declare that “racists” should not be on “their” streets. Ingrid Carlqvist, a reporter for the new alternative paper "Svegot," was on the scene: she estimates that they numbered less than ten, but they were as unpleasant as usual. Carlqvist tells us that the atmosphere in general was very upbeat:
People were very positive and charged! It was incredibly nice just to be there. You finally see the excitement in people's eyes. The weather was brilliant. Kasselstrand and the other members of the party made great speeches. There was lots of enthusiasm, even spontaneous applause. It feels so nice that the most important issues are being addressed by a real party. It gives our arguments weight and legitimacy. Just as Kasselstrand said in his speech, no other political issues matter if we do not start a massive repatriation effort.
Even AFS party chairman Gustav Kasselstrand, was very pleased with the day, despite being reported to the police on very strange grounds. The newspaper Svegot contacted him to hear what he thought about the protest.
Editor’s note: speeches are in Swedish