ACTIVISM. The Nordic Resistance Movement held public actions in Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg at the weekend. The activists received positive feedback from the people and were also confronted by political opponents.
Activists and members from the Nordic Resistance Movement held public actions in the Norwegian cities of Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg on the weekend of 26 March.
The comrades first went to Fredrikstad, where they took up positions on the town square with flags and handed out “Take power back from the globalists!” leaflets to people in the vicinity. The good weather ensured there were a lot of people out and about, many of whom accepted leaflets.
The activists received a good deal of positive feedback and had a number of interesting discussions with those who believe society is on a negative path and that something must be done to change direction.
Eventually a couple of political opponents turned up, but they were quickly reprimanded and left the area. No major confrontation occurred in Fredrikstad.
The police also showed up after an hour, acting on an order from Fredrikstad Municipality. The municipality had “misinterpreted” the public leaflet distribution for a demonstration, which would have required an application made in advance. The activists explained this was not the case and reminded the police that, while there is a requirement to give notice in some cases, the municipality has previously stated that dissidents should not have access to a public platform in the city, which contradicts the Norwegian Constitution and the Police Act. The public action in Fredrikstad then continued.
The next destination for the day was Sarpsborg. Just as they had done in Fredrikstad, the activists stood on the square in the middle of the city and handed out leaflets to people in the area.
Here, too, the activists were met with positive feedback, interesting discussions with locals on the street, and confrontation by opponents.
After the public action had proceeded peacefully for a while, a local mob appeared, consisting of a mix of young reds, punks and a woman in her 50s who tried her best to incite her fellow troublemakers with a lot of loud noise.
This didn’t work out the way the reds had hoped, however. The Resistance Movement’s action continued as planned, passers-by just gave the rabble strange looks, and when they came too close or became too aggressive they were confronted and reprimanded.
When the activists felt ready to end the activity, they packed up their things and walked to their cars. Some of the mob followed them into a park, where the Resistance Movement turned round and confronted them, saying, “Crush Nazism, then,” in response to their repetitive slogans. The activists took a step towards the reds, who immediately withdrew.
When the activists resumed the walk back to their cars, one member of the rabble ran up behind them unnoticed and tried to hit one of the activists on the back of the head. The activists spun round and attempted to grab the perpetrator, who ran off as fast as he could in the other direction.
All in all, the day was a clear success and will be repeated in the future.