Two Arrested For Break-in At Swedish Jewish Building
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Two Arrested For Break-in At Swedish Jewish Building

Police in Malmo arrested two people who tried to break into a Jewish community building during a demonstration that featured anti-Semitic slogans.

Five people gathered outside the Jewish community center on Kamrergatan Street in Malmo’s center on March 27 and tried to force their way inside past security, the Sydsvenskan regional daily newspaper reported. The intruders stopped at the gate, where they voiced insults against Judaism, police officer Linda Pleym told the newspaper.

The two men arrested, both 18, were not named in the report. Police released them shortly after questioning and local prosecutors will decide whether to charge the men with trespassing and intimidation, the newspaper reported.

Fred Kahn, president of the Malmo Jewish community, said the suspects also filmed and took pictures of the building before being arrested.

About 30 percent of Malmo’s 300,000 residents belong to families of immigrants from Muslim countries, according to city statistics. Radical members of that population are responsible for most of the attacks against Jews, the Jewish community has said. Malmo has approximately 1,000 Jews.

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