Swedish police: ”There were no plans to intervene no matter how threatening the counter-demonstration was”

(Click here to read a Google Translate of my blog post in Swedish. Its a longer version, but the translation tools is pretty far from perfect)
According to the newspaper ”Skånska Dagbladet” (here ) a police officer informs he paper that the police who were at the rally for Israel was ordered, in advance, not to act or do anything against the pro-arab counter-demonstrators no matter how aggressiv or threatening they became. Quote:
 – There were no plans to intervene againast the counter demonstrators. The only area to be evacuated if there was a situation was the area there the pro-israeli rally had been given in front of the Town Hall
According to Skånska Dagbladet, the officer who gives them this information is ”well informed” on how the police task force works. He wishes to be anonymous. He continues:
 – There is no room for discussion within the police . Outwardly, we are united. But inside the police, within the walls, there is a great mistrust of the leadership. […] We within the police want to be proud of our work. There is no one that is proud today.
As I have written on my blog, the police themselves have a document that outlines how they should act in situations like the one in Malmö och 25th of January. I quote :
If counter demonstrators, by screaming or yelling or in any other way, acts in a way that disturbs, they can be found guilty of ”interfering with a public gathering”
The ”justitieombudsmannen” (Justice ombudsman) stated in 2008 that
The right to arrange a counter demonstration does not include a right to hinder or stop the main demonstration
Skånska Dagbladet interviews a professor in law. He says that:
When a counter demonstration no longer is peaceful and is about disturbing the main demonstration, in this case the pro-israeli rally that had a police permit, then the constitutional protection for the counter demonstrators has ceased to be valid.
With all this, the police chief Ulf Sempert, continues to lie and mislead.
Today, in Sweden, the mob is ruling the streets and the police is watching passively on the side…
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