Swedish Nationalists Hand out Flyers, Fisticuffs Ensue
Scuffles broke out in Oskarshamn on Saturday after the Nordic Resistance Movement (Nordiska motståndsrörelsen, NMR) began handing out flyers in the centre of town.
A physical confrontation broke out when a man asked the group to stop filming him, when the group refused, he tried to take their camera and a melee ensued.
Police have seized a camera containing footage documenting the disturbance.
“It has been confiscated as evidence in case there is film or pictures of what happened,” police spokesperson Stephan Söderholm told Oskarshamns-Tidningen.
The man did not suffer any injury.
The NMR group made headlines earlier this month when they attended Sweden’s Almedalen political forum week after organisers decided to allow them to participate in the event.
Also on Saturday, a man wearing a t-shirt that read "Revolution: Support the Nordic Resistance Movement" walked on to the court during the Swedish Open tennis match between David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco, yelled nationalist slogans and raised his arm in a Roman salute.
Security guards and police officers escorted the man away as incredulous commentators decried the incident as an "absolute scandal".