World Briefs: Police, anti-fascists clash in Stockholm

Police, anti-fascists clash in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM • Five people were arrested and two were injured in Stockholm on Saturday in clashes between police and anti-fascists at a rally by the Nordic Resistance Movement (NMR).

The group, set up in 1997, promotes an openly racist and anti-Semitic doctrine, and press commentators had questioned the wisdom of authorising Saturday's rally, given the likelihood of violence.


Priest's kidnapping sparks angry protests

COATZACOALCOS (Mexico) • Townspeople angry over the feared kidnapping of a priest set fire inside an eastern Mexican town's municipal building on Saturday, weeks after two other clerics were killed in the same state.

Dozens of protesters had stormed the town hall in Catemaco earlier on Saturday and returned in the evening to burn part of it, demanding that the Roman Catholic priest be found alive.


Man begins 3,200km swim across Atlantic

DAKAR • A 38-year-old British man set out yesterday on a 3,200km swim from Senegal to Brazil, seeking to become the first person to make it across the Atlantic Ocean. Mr Ben Hooper, a former military policeman who has been training for the challenge since 2013, expects to take between four and five months to swim to Natal in Brazil.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 14, 2016, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe