By Staff Reporter
The political party Feminist Initiative has said it will arrange “Almedalen’s only action against racism in connection with Jimmie Åkesson’s party leader’s speech.”
“Racism is one of our biggest security problems in Sweden today. On a daily basis, non-white Swedes are exposed to racism and Islamophobia in the labor market, in the housing market, in the school system and in healthcare. But racism can also have even worse consequences than that. Racism is violence. Racism kills,” party leader Teysir Subhi said in a statement.
Almedalen is an annual political week organised by eight parliamentary parties in Visby.
Subhi also went on to criticise prime minister Magdalena Andersson for romanticising the nationalistic conservative stances in her speech at Almedalen.
“We see how racism is normalized, even in the parliamentary chambers. In Monday’s party leadership speech in Almedalen, Ulf Kristersson praised the Sweden Democrats for their strong opposition to immigration and on Sunday the Prime Minister became extra national romantic in his speech. She mentioned “Swedes” over 60 times, on average twice per minute and “our country” over 15 times. It is clear how the political tone of the conversation has become more conservative and shifted to the right where the longing for a “we” and “judgment” is great, says Feminist Initiative party leader Teysir Subhi. Teysir Subhi and Fi therefore invite to a non-partisan action against racism at Jimmie Åkesson’s speech at Almedalen Week in Visby,” declared Subhi.
Details of the demonstration are given below.
Time: Wednesday 6 July at 11 am