When we arrive at Tensta square the area seems peaceful. People go about their daily business while a handful of policemen stroll up and down the square – the demonstration hasn't started yet. That demonstration is Järva Pride, a self-proclaimed LGBT event in Stockholm's suburbs, organised by nationalist, right-wing Swedish Democrat (Sverigedemokraterna) party member Jan Sjunnesson. The march goes through the Tensta, Rinkeby, and Kista neighbourhoods – all heavily populated by Middle Eastern and African immigrants – to highlight what those marching say is a lack of acceptance for LGBT people's rights. The demo thus kicks up controversy and outrage in both the LGBT community and anti-racism movements.
July 30 / Vice