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Stockholm stages anti far-right protests

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Stockholm stages anti far-right protests


Thousands of people have protested in the Swedish capital of Stockholm as the far-right Sweden Democrats entered parliament the first time.

The Sweden Democrats won 20 seats in the 349-member Riksdag in an election three weeks ago, leaving the party with the balance of power.

Demonstrators peacefully marched on the parliament building to protest against their policies.

The party wants to cut immigration and has described Islam the greatest threat to Sweden since World War II.

Parliament speaker Per Westerberg was re-elected on Monday as Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt prepares to present his new minority government to lawmakers on Tuesday.

The premier has vowed that he will not cooperate with the Sweden Democrats.

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