(Eng) Antifa statement

Pucko (m-24864@mailbox.swipnet.se)
Sun, 5 May 1996 01:07:38 +0100

The following is a translation of a statement to the press delivered by
Birkastadens Antifa, a militant antifascist group in Stockholm, Sweden.
Everything in [brackets] are the translator's notes.

Statement to the press

On the night between the 24th and the 25th of March 1996 a shop on Tomtebogatan 44 [in Stockholm] was attacked. The windows and the protective glass inside was broken by stones and sledgehammers and teargas and butyric acid was then thrown inside. The shop intends to sell Nazi propaganda and also serves as a meetingplace for Nazi groups such as for example SUNS (Stockholms Unga National Socialister, Young National Socialists in Stockholm) and Nationella Alliansen (The National Alliance). We refuse to tolerate the fact that fascist groupings are allowed to spread their dung and work unhindered in our city.

We have decided to use these methods as it is impossible to fight fascism with silence. It has also proven to be insufficient to oppose it only ideologically. A physical resistance is necessary. It is important to stop fascist groupings from establishing permanent places to run their activities from.

The shop premises are owned by the tenant-owners' society Kadetten 22. They are by now well aware of who they let the shop to. There is a difference between tenants and tenants. By letting a shop to fascists you become partly responsible for the growth of the fascist movement.

This is something we don't accept!

Kadetten 22 can now choose to continue to let their shop to fascists, but will then have to face the consequences. They also have the choice to take a stand against fascism and evict the ones renting the space. We will not cease damaging the shop until the fascists are gone.

To the Nazis we say: View this as a minor warning!

To Kadetten 22 we say: Choose sides! Evict the Nazi swines!

To all fighting antifascists we say: The struggle continues!

Birkastadens Antifa

Comment: When the shop was attacked there were around six Nazis in it. They constitute the so called "Aryan elite" and fled in panic into one of the back rooms. According to some reports Christopher "Criss" Rangne [leader of the National Alliance] got teargas in his face and his dog Storm [also the name of a Nazi publication] got butyric acid in its fur.