Sweden: Several arrests made after BLM demo turns violent in Gothenburg

Around 2,000 people gathered in Gothenburg's city centre on Sunday to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Demonstrators took to the streets holding signs denouncing police brutality and shouting slogans like «No justice, no peace» or «Black lives matter» in reference to the american activist organization which denounces racism and racial profiling against Black individuals. Things got tense shortly after the demonstration began when police tried to disperse the crowd in order to comply with social distancing measures. Some demonstrators responded by getting into scuffles with officers and shouting profanities. Several dozen demonstrators were subsequently arrested according to local media sources. While filming the protests a Ruptly field producer was injured by protesters. «I was filming an altercation between protesters and police. The protesters, with faces covered were pushing the police and then they hit my camera and hit into my face,» he explained. A group of protesters then punched and kicked him before kicking his camera, until the police stepped in with pepper spray and took the producer out of the area in a police van.

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