Sweden's Largest Neo-Nazi Group Holds Parade to Celebrate Trump

Sweden’s neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR) held its largest march ever on Saturday, celebrating the election of Donald Trump, which it calls the start of a world revolution. The NMR has been promoting "an openly racist and anti-Semitic doctrine" since 1997.

Per Öberg, the Nazi group’s press chief, told the gathered crowd that Donald Trump’s election was a sign that a world revolution was beginning.

Also speaking was Vera Oredsson, a lifelong Nazi who was a member of the Hitler youth as a child growing up in Nazi Germany, and Fredrik Vejdeland, the group’s head of strategy.

More than 600 participated (despite being the snowiest Movember day in Stockholm in 111 years. [More...])

A Swedish advertising company named Round and Round ran a campaign, The Great Trump Escape, before the election, offering advertising jobs to Americans who wanted to flee in the event Trump won. The company says response has been huge -- more than 350 people applied.

They don't have any Americans working for the company as of now, but they say:

But we get in touch with and we have our fair share of relations with Americans, and we’re citizens of the world. We can’t not be concerned over what’s happening.”

The company made clear it wasn't hoping for a Trump win. The last line of the website campaign said:

“Honestly, we really hope it won’t come down to all that. Get your sh*t together, America”.

Unfortunately, Americans didn't get their sh*t together. The NMR would feel right at home in Silver Spring, Maryland .

We're on Day 5 of the Trump protest marches. Keep them coming.

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    The Klan (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 02:19:47 PM EST
    is going to celebrate in at least NC. They are going to have a big rally for Trump.

    But don't forget that the members who ... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Erehwon on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 02:58:57 PM EST
    celebrate privately at home are as dangerous and deplorable!

    There could be dozens! (none / 0) (#4)
    by Redbrow on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 03:36:47 PM EST
    Might even break a hundred i fyou count spectators and journalists!

    Never fear (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 03:56:04 PM EST
    there are going to be neo nazi celebrations all over the country and I'm sure white nationalists too. All sorts of alt-right celebrations.

    Only 600? (none / 0) (#3)
    by Redbrow on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 03:35:12 PM EST
    And they are the largest group?

    Sounds very insignificant and nobody would even know of them if not for you and the article giving them the platform they desire.

    That (none / 0) (#6)
    by FlJoe on Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 03:57:09 PM EST
    would translate into 18 K in this country adjusting for population, sounds largish to me. The far right and neo nazi movements are growing all across Europe by all accounts, and alas in this country now. Too deny it is to enable it, to enable it is to own it.

    Chicago had 400 murders (none / 0) (#7)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 09:18:12 AM EST
    it is about the same size as Sweden...10M....based on your logic then we should have had 12,000 murders...but we only had about 85000.

    So your comparison produces an answer that is about 36% high.

    This sudden fear of Nazis in the US is amusing when it comes from people supporting demonstrations, sometimes violent, when they were the ones accusing Trump.


    As (none / 0) (#8)
    by FlJoe on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 09:42:33 AM EST
    usual your logic(apples and oranges) and your math are dead wrong.

    I don't know about you but my "fear" of Nazis is in no way "sudden".

    You sir are a typical apologist, equating speaking out against fascism to the practice of fascism.


    Well, I am glad to know (none / 0) (#9)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 10:21:31 AM EST
    you have always been against the Nazis.

    I have always felt that the fringes on both sides were identical. And the demonstrations, some violent, prove me correct.

    Are you now ready to join me in condemning them?

    And my math is spot on. The US is about 30 times the size of Sweden - 300 to 10 - and about the same to Chicago so according to your thinking 400 Chicago  murders should yield 12,000. The FBI numbers are about 8500... 3500 short.. you need about 36% more to reach 12000.


    I don"t think anyone is (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by jondee on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 12:53:17 PM EST
    going to join you in comparing the demonstrators, most of whom are non-violent, to the racist white supremacist branch of your right wing coalition.

    To use an expression neocons and Bush-lickers used to beat to death, you're making "moral equivalences" where none exist.

    Also, it still remains to seen how many of the one's acting out are provocateurs of the slimy, underhanded, James O'Keefe stripe; which is a very distinct possibility, given the right's tradition of dirty tricks.


    Most of the people (none / 0) (#13)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 04:08:36 PM EST
    most of whom are non-violent,

    in Memphis on the day MLK was shot were non violent.

    I'm sure that was a great comfort to Dr. King and his family.

    And your right. There is no morality in the people who are advocating throwing over the world's best and last hope.


    Yes, Nazis are always "amusing".. (none / 0) (#11)
    by jondee on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 01:01:27 PM EST
    why the "sudden fear" of them, when before we always thought of them before as harmless cranks.
    Like authoritarian hippies with leather boots and extermination camps

    Nice misquote (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 04:14:13 PM EST
    I didn't say Nazis are amusing.

    This sudden fear of Nazis in the US is amusing when it comes from people supporting demonstrations, sometimes violent, when they were the ones accusing Trump.

    I apologize if that is too complex for you.

    Try it like this.

    One day they were accusing Trump of being a Nazi.

    The next day they are acting like Nazis.

    The humorous irony is over the top.


    And it still your side that excites (none / 0) (#15)
    by jondee on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 04:24:35 PM EST
    and inspires actual Nazis.

    Here and abroad.

    Own it. Embrace it.


    Oh goodness (none / 0) (#20)
    by jimakaPPJ on Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 08:40:32 AM EST
    All of those riots going on are by conservatives.

    Who knew??? I'm mean all of those rioters and demon strators are waving anti Trump signs!

    Oh well, I'm just glad I'm not a conservative...


    No "conservative " is too paltry (none / 0) (#21)
    by jondee on Tue Nov 15, 2016 at 02:50:49 PM EST
    a descriptive in your case.

    Some conservatives are actually candid and honest about what they believe. And don't gleefully parade their ignorance.


    "Acting like Nazis" - heh (none / 0) (#17)
    by Yman on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 10:31:49 PM EST

    Embarrassing, huh? (none / 0) (#16)
    by Yman on Mon Nov 14, 2016 at 10:28:31 PM EST
    The kind of people celebrating your candidate.  Can't blame you for trying to minimize it.

    a bit unfair to sweden (none / 0) (#22)
    by linea on Wed Nov 16, 2016 at 08:50:43 PM EST
    they are bullies that beat up gay men in stockholm. it's like being suprised that there is a Hell Angels gang in sweden and then acting like that's significant or representative.