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Shootings in Sweden: Activists and police wounded

According to several eyewitness reports there were about 15 shots. The end result -so far- is that two demonstrators have been shot- one in the stomach, one in the leg- and there are reports coming in now that a policeman has also been shot.
It started with a Reclaim the City street party around eight o'clock friday evening after a day of street battles
and rioting. This is what happened according to eyewitness accounts.

The mood was reportedly festive on Vasagatan as people listened to music and danced. It is, however, not
legal to dance in the streets and the police chose to go in with riot gear and dogs.

After a period of fighting between police and the Reclaimers a small group of between 5 to 8 police in riot
gear enter the area where the Reclaimers were. This, in itself, is not only contrary to normal procedure, it is
quite dangerous as they soon found out.

The larger group of 50 or so riot police had moved onward without the smaller group knowing about it and
when one of the police in the smaller group picked up a stone and threw it at the demonstrators, the crowd
became outraged and threw themselves upon the police beating them and then chasing them.

The police ran away but found themselves cornered. As the demonstrators entrapped them, the police started shooting. According to several eyewitness reports there were about 15 shots.

The end result -so far- is that two demonstrators have been shot- one in the stomach, one in the leg- and there are reports coming in now that a policeman has also been shot. Whether he was shot by 'friendly fire' or not is at this point not known.

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