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Activism in sunny Värmdö

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ACTIVISM. On a sunny Saturday Nordic Resistance Movement members from Activist Groups 102 and 108 went to Värmdö Marknad retail park for a public leafleting session.

Before the activity even started, staff from the City Gross supermarket noticed the Nordic Resistance Movement’s shirts, and a female employee came out of the shop. She said the activists couldn’t stand there and was promptly informed that the pavement is a public place where anyone can stand. The Resistance Movement members had to repeat this fact many times throughout the day. The woman went back inside and sent her male college out instead. The same conversation was repeated, and he went inside to call the police and inquire as to the law about public places.

The activism itself began at around 12 p.m., with the activists splitting into two groups and stationing themselves outside two supermarkets. There were a lot of people shopping on the day so the Resistance members were able to distribute a large number of ballot papers and election magazines. They also had discussions with both positive- and negative-minded members of the public.

Unfortunately the harassment from store employees continued unabated. Workers from the Coop supermarket came out to tell the Resistance members they couldn’t give out leaflets there. After being corrected, they phoned the police. Sadly for them no police arrived, so the employees took matters into their own hands by placing a sign outside proclaiming that everyone was welcome to shop there “regardless of gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation”.

One NRM member responded by standing in front of the sign, blocking it from view. The employees hadn’t accounted for such a development and tried hard to think of a solution. First they moved the sign closer to the store, as this was the “store’s ground”, but this didn’t stop the member from standing in front of it again. Finally the employees moved the sign indoors, and the activity continued as normal.

After two hours, when the activists were about to go home, a local antifa called Thilda Stavborg showed up in a “No Nazis” hoodie, looking to cause trouble. After “feeling threatened” by a female Nordic Resistance Movement member, she phoned the police, who came to take a statement from her. Stavborg is infamous for running to the police whenever she sees a Resistance Movement sticker or poster, so she was well known to them. While the police were talking to her, a hysterical old cat lady (below) ran in front of the camera and started waving her arms.

Despite such unfortunate interruptions, the day’s activism was nevertheless very successful.