Yesterday on the 24th of August, the Swedish police controlled 15 activists from Denmark en route to Gotland to participate in the Take Concrete Action demonstration. After a very long check designed to delay their journey, the police suddenly took Ulrik from Denmark, without any reason or context. They have denied him a lawyer, something that goes against the Swedish law, but through a phone call to his partner he has conveyed that they are going to charge him with the crime of illegally migrating to Sweden.
Ulrik is a resident of Denmark and the EU and there is nothing at all to support this charge. This is pure repression. In a similar case, six people from Finland travelling to Take Concrete Action have been detained at random by police in Stockholm and put in a detention center, charged with 'suspicion to commit a crime', without any evidence to support this claim.
This is unacceptable, illegal and further proof that the state is helping mass polluters at every turn says Leo, a spokesperson of Take Concrete Action.
Take Concrete Action is a climate mass action in Gotland to shut down Sweden's second largest polluter, Cementa. Activists from all around the Nordic countries have come to put an end to CO2 emissions through peaceful mass blockades of the Cementa factory in Slite. https://takeconcreteaction.info Media phone nr: 0722809606