Sweden is such a lovely totalitarian democracy.
Sweden Democrat leader ambushed in cake attack
Published: 06 Nov 2013 09:38 GMT+01:00
The Local: Sweden Democrat party leader Jimmie Åkesson ended up with cake on his face after a woman attacked him with a baked good at a book signing in Stockholm on Tuesday evening.
“It’s quite tragic when they use their freedom to try to silence other people’s opinions,” Åkesson’s press secretary Linus Bylund told the TT news agency.
The attack occurred around 5pm as Åkesson was signing copies of his new book, Satis Polito, under a tent set up in Nytorget on Södermalm in Stockholm (see video below).
Agents from security service Säpo quickly whisked a sullied and shocked Åkesson away from the scene.
“Åkesson ended up with a cake in his face. Then he was rushed into a Säpo car. He sat there for a while, and then they left,” a witness to the cake attack told TT.
The suspected cake-thrower was a 60-year-old woman, one of an estimated 200 or so counter-demonstrators on hand for the book signing by the Sweden Democrat leader. She was quickly apprehended by police but was later released.
Following consultations with Säpo, the Sweden Democrats opted to cut the event short in the wake of the cake-throwing.
“They said simply that we couldn’t continue,” said Bylund.
Police were quick to admit they had failed to provide Åkesson with adequate security.
“We and Säpo didn’t succeed today,” the Södermalm police field commander tweeted from its official Twitter account following the incident.
Säpo now plans to investigate how the woman, who is suspected of molestation (ofredande), was able to make her way up to the table where Åkesson was seated and how the security breach occurred.
More here. H/T: Baron Bodissey