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Swedish far-right leader attacked with cake

Swedish far-right leader attacked with cake
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A far-right Swedish politician was the victim of a rather unusual attack when a protester threw a cake in his face during a book-signing event on Tuesday in Stockholm.

Jimmie Akesson, the leader of anti-immigration party the Sweden Democrats, was not injured, according to police.

Police spokesman Albin Naverberg said Akesson was signing copies of his new book when a woman approached him and threw a cake in his face.

Guards reacted immediately surrounding 34-year-old Akesson while the woman was detained by police.

Naverberg said the protester could face a harassment charge.

Akesson led the Sweden Democrats into parliament for the first time in 2010.

However his party is still fairly unpopular in specific parts of the Swedish capital, including the neighborhood where the book-signing event took place.

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Sweden Democrats receive threats

Several instances of intimidation against members of the Sweden Democrats and people connected to the party have surfaced over the last few days.

Three people with links to the party on the West coast of Sweden were threatened and had their property damaged. Police said that explosive devices had severely damaged two cars but so far no one has been injured.

Local media also stated that the cars and front door of a local Sweden Democrat politician were covered with paint while a message was posted through his mailbox.

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