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Swedes protest for tolerance in anti-fascist rally

Thousands of people have protested against fascism in southwestern Sweden, calling for dialogue and tolerance.

Left-wing and anti-fascist groups organized the demonstration in Malmo against a backdrop of violence a week earlier in the city when four people were injured in a fight at a feminist demonstration on International Women’s Day.

Local media said about 9,000 people attended Sunday’s rally, citing police. Malmo, where about 40 percent of the 300,000 residents are first- or second-generation immigrants, has been the scene of several attacks, including execution-style shootings and gang-related violence.

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