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12 Oct 2019 | 12:59 PM UTC

Sweden: Strong police presence reported in Stockholm October 12

Sweden News Alert

Police presence reported due to ongoing protest in Stockholm October 12; transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/12/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Stockholm


A large gathering in Stockholm has prompted a strong police presence near the Clarison Hotel Sign on Saturday, October 12. Groups have gathered for a rally while carrying Kurdish and People's Protection Units (YPG) flags. The rally is likely to show support for the Syrian Kurds in an ongoing military campaign in northern Syria between them and the Turkish army.

Associated transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected over the next several hours.  


Individuals in Stockholm are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, and expect transportation disruptions.


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