June 15, 2001 |
They waved banners blasting the "Toxic Texan." They carried out mock executions in a homemade electric chair, dumping "dead" bodies into a funeral van. They serenaded his hotel to refrains from the Beatles: "Get back, get back, get back to where you once belonged." They marched through the streets of this scenic seaside city with mock movie posters portraying him as Darth Vader above a warning, "Say no to Son of Star Wars."
July 3, 1989 |
Four Greenpeace activists jumped into the Baltic Sea on Sunday to block the way of the U.S. cruiser Ticonderoga, which the environmental organization said might be carrying nuclear weapons. The warship steamed past the activists and sailed into Stockholm's harbor. "The cruiser signaled with its horns, and police in small boats tried to pick our people up from the water but didn't succeed," Greenpeace spokesman Magnus Furugard said.
May 13, 1988
Two Iranian factions clashed in Stockholm during a demonstration against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and three Iranians were stabbed, police said. Three men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The fighting broke out after about 40 demonstrators, some carrying pictures of Iran's supreme leader, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, gathered in Stockholm's central square to protest Israeli policy.
June 9, 1987 |
Blaring rock music, exuberant dancing, serious discussions and shouting protests marked First Lady Nancy Reagan's initial outing as she took her anti-drug campaign to Sweden on Monday. While President Reagan was in Venice for the 13th annual economic summit, Mrs. Reagan set out on a two-day fact-finding visit to Sweden, continuing a battle against drug abuse that has taken her more than 100,000 miles, to 31 American states and seven countries.