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08 Jun 2020 | 09:36 PM UTC

Sweden: BLM demonstration planned in Malmö for June 9

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Solidarity protest for Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement planned in Malmö for June 9; further demonstrations possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/8/2020, 12:00 AM until 6/10/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/Stockholm). COUNTRY/REGION Malmö, Scania province


Activists have called for a demonstration in Malmö for Tuesday, June 9, to show solidarity for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in the United States. Protesters will gather at 17:00 (local time) at Möllevångstorget. The protest is expected to remain largely peaceful; however, significant overland disruption is anticipated in the affected areas.

Other protests and associated unrest are possible in Malmö in the coming days.


George Floyd died while being arrested by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. The four arresting police officers were subsequently fired, and one has since been charged with murder. Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporters gathered on May 26 to denounce the death and actions of the police officers. Clashes ensued between protesters and riot police; with demonstrators throwing bricks and projectiles at police and police property, and police responding with tear gas and rubber bullets as they attempted to disperse the crowds. Protests have since spread to a number of cities across the US and internationally.


Individuals in Malmö are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities


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