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Sweden: Protesters injured by mounted police
Police say several people injured when Swedish mounted police charge demonstrators
Associated Press
2014-08-23 11:22 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Swedish police say several people were injured, including one seriously, when mounted police charged demonstrators in the southern part of the country.

Police spokeswoman Ewa-Gun Westford said Saturday that officers on horseback chased rock-throwing demonstrators who were "causing violent riots." Local media had photos of people on the ground as police horses raced over them down a street in Malmo, Sweden's third-largest city.

Westford also told the Swedish news agency TT that another person was injured after they were hit by a police van.

Approximately 1,000 people had gathered in Malmo to protest an election rally by a far-right group, the Party of the Swedes, ahead of the country's Sept. 14 parliamentary vote.

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