Stockholm • Swedish riot police briefly clashed with thousands of people protesting against a neo-Nazi political party's election rally in Stockholm about two weeks before a parliamentary vote.
Canine units and mounted police also were used Saturday to keep the large crowd from approaching about 150 members of the far-right Party of the Swedes who marched along Stockholm's waterfront. Protesters hurled fireworks, bottles and security fences at police.
"We have had violent riots with people throwing objects at police," police spokesman Lars Bystrom said, adding three police officers were slightly injured by fireworks thrown at them. It wasn't clear whether any demonstrators had been injured.