The Swedes protested in large numbers against the Swedish government’s COVID-19 measures, which they believe infringe upon freedom and civil rights. A crowd of about 600 people marched in central Stockholm over the weekend and was met by police forces who began to disperse the “illegal demonstration” by force.
The demonstration went by the name Thousand People March for Freedom and Truth and was organised via Facebook. The crowd numbering about 600 people marched across central Stockholm, but was met by the police who tried to stop the demonstration by forming a wall of vehicles. Following failed attempts at dialogue, the police later responded by using batons and pepper spray against the protesters.