ACTIVISM. Activists from Sweden’s Nest 1 held a banner action calling for peace between Russia and Ukraine on Sunday.
The activists gathered in Stockholm before jointly heading to the city’s Russian embassy. The decision to protest outside the Russian embassy was not intended as a statement of support for one side or the other in the war; rather, it was the most logical choice given that Russia has been the directly aggressive party, particularly in the eyes of the general public. In a different situation, the same banner could just as easily be used outside the American or Ukrainian embassy.
Information had been received in advance that there was already an unknown group with strange flags outside the embassy. Once the Resistance men arrived, they saw a peculiar crowd of Turks, elderly people and assorted hippie types who had come to protest against Putin.
When the activists unfurled their banner, some of the protestors graciously moved aside to give a prime spot to the Resistance Movement. Grumbles were heard from the relocating protestors, who claimed that their new, less visible, locations were reserved for “democrats”.
After a few minutes, the Stockholm police had received enough reinforcements to venture over to the Resistance men. They were very interested in the message on the banner and the activists’ flag, in addition to asking all the regular questions they always ask. As usual in Stockholm, they were met with unified silence. The police’s absurd harassment strategy to frighten the Resistance Movement will only lead to silent response and more resistance.
The banner with the text “WHITE UNITY – NO MORE BROTHER WARS” was photographed extensively. It was also observed that several onlookers didn’t know how to react when they saw the organisation led by the most dangerous man in the Nordic countries demonstrating for peace and goodwill among White brothers.
Because the Resistance Movement’s action was so successful, the police decided to proclaim the public order law PL24 in effect around the embassy and dispersed everyone from the vicinity. The Resistance men moved to the other side of street with the banner, instead of standing with the good democrats, until they were happy with the exposure gained from the action.
Afterwards, the Nest Chief decided the message should be seen by even more people and thus directed the group to National Road 73 to hold a banner action on a bridge. The same banner was used and flares were lit. Greetings and happy car horn beeps greeted the comrades continually throughout the hours they stood on the bridge.