Swedish Resistance Movement

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Swedish Resistance Movement
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Native name Svenska motståndsrörelsen
Founded 1997
Country Sweden
Head union Klas Lund
Website Nordfront
Members of SMR taking part in a demonstration on National Day in Stockholm on June 6, 2007. Police are escorting the demonstrators to prevent violent clashes with anti-racists

The Swedish Resistance Movement (Swedish: Svenska Motståndsrörelsen), also known as the SMR, is a Swedish, militant neo-nazi[1] organisation that exists in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Linköping. Its leader, Klas Lund, is a former member of White Aryan Resistance, VAM, and a convicted killer.

The organisation is mainly known for its political resistance to Antifa and immigration in Sweden. According to the Swedish Security Service, SMR is an ultra-nationalist group that represents a serious threat to Sweden's internal security.[2] SMR is considered a central actor in Sweden's white power-movement.[3]

Origin[edit]

In the mid-1990s, former members of White Aryan Resistance (VAM) were released from prison and formed the core of the Swedish Resistance Movement.[4] The organisation was founded in December 1997 by individuals working with Folktribunen, the neo-National Socialist magazine, and members of National Youth and VAM, the now discontinued far-right organization.[5]

Aim[edit]

The aim of Swedish Resistance Movement is to establish a Nordic government by revolution.[6] The organization says its fight will require bloodshed.[7] SMR praise Adolf Hitler [8] and Corneliu Codreanu in their publications.

Tactics[edit]

Their main tactic is handing out leaflets about crimes committed by foreigners and immigrants in Sweden, arranging public rallies and training their members in martial arts and other physical activities such as marches and paintball. Their camps in the Swedish woods have led some people to believe that they are training for a civil war or a revolution, although all such claims have been publicly rejected by the organization. In November 2003 the Swedish Security Service raided homes of leading members, among them Klas Lund, who was later sentenced to prison for illegal possession of firearms.[9]

They also publish the Nationellt Motstånd magazine.[citation needed]

Leadership[edit]

Little is known about the leadership, but one prominent individual is Klas Lund.

Youth organization[edit]

Nationell Ungdom was the youth organization of the Swedish Resistance Movement. However, in May 2006 it was announced that the youth organization was being disbanded and all its members and activities would now become part of the main organization.[citation needed] The main reason given was that "no youth organization has ever made any revolutionary changes in society" and that it would be better if the young recruits were groomed as adults.

Finnish Resistance Movement[edit]

Finnish Resistance Movement (Finnish: Suomen Vastarintaliike) is a Finnish branch of the Nordic Resistance Movement.

Norwegian Resistance Movement[edit]

Norwegian Resistance Movement (Norwegian: Den Norske Motstandsbevegelsen) is a Norwegian branch of the Nordic Resistance Movement.

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