Several people were attacked in central Malmö by members of the fascist Svenskarnas Parti (Swedes Party), on their way home after having taken part in celebrations for International Women's Day on 8 March.
The incident occurred after a night time demonstration against violence against women.
One person is now in intensive care with serious head injuries and a further three have suffered knife wounds to the arms and lung, amongst which was a member of [socialist group] Allt åt Alla Malmö.
The attack on demonstrators can’t be seen as an isolated incident. Neo-nazis have carried out violence, intimidation and arson against left-wing activists on a number of occassions in recent months and years.
According to witnessese, a high ranking member of the Swedes Party, Andreas Carlsson, was involved in the attempted murder. He was seen attacking feminists with a knife.
The Security Service and police have ignored the far-right violence, depicting the murder attempt as a “gang war” between “opponents on opposite fringes”.
Fascist parties have become powerful political forces across Europe, giving impetus to fascists at home in Sweden. Swedish right-wing extremists have gained weapons training and street fighting skills during their visits to Jobbik in Hungary, Svoboda in Ukraine and Golden Dawn in Greece these last few months.
Today, they stand for violence in the streets. In September, they stand for parliamentary elections.
• Abridged from Förbundet Allt åt Alla