Protesters waiting for Obama in Stockholm next week…
Tuesday, 13 August 2013
It would have been a surprise should US president, Barack Obama's visit
to Sweden would have passed quietly without protests. As expected, four
organizations have applied for permits to demonstrate on his Stockholm
visit day next month.
Being a free and democratic country, Sweden welcomes constructive
demonstration as such organisations including The Pirate Party, the
Communist Party in Stockholm and Iraq Solidarity Association according
to media reports are those in pole position to gain rights to
The Communist Party is planning a protest march that will continue from
Sergels Torg to the American Embassy. The fourth organization, the
Socialist Justice Party (Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna), has submitted
an application to move from Medborgarplatsen to Mynttorget.
"We can change later on and instead march to the embassy. We want to
go along with others who are demonstrating against the role that the
U.S. plays in the world, and Obama as a symbol of imperialism," says
Per-Åke Westerlund from the Socialist Justice Party to Swedish news
In the mean time, a man in Sweden has made a legal complaint to the
Swedish police about Barack Obama for crimes against
humanity. He feels that the visit of the resident is a great
opportunity to question him on those charges.
President Obama is being accused at home in America for being weak
in foreign policy as he continues to scale down Americans involvements
in foreign politics. Abroad, such as in Sweden some are accusing him of
being a warmonger and a colonialist and are willing to have the chance
to question him on what they described as war crimes.
However, according to radio Sweden, many people in Sweden are happy
for the visit, as it will strengthen the strong Swedish - American
relations and any thought of anyone having the chance to question the
president for any war crimes living in a fantasy world. One official
said it is impossible for any layman to stray towards the president.
By Scancomark.com Team
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