Published On: Sat, May 11th, 2024
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Malmo protest live: Eurovision chaos as thousands mob city for Palestine march | World | News

Thousands of Palestine protesters have gathered in Malmo, Sweden, ahead of Eurovision’s final this evening where Israel‘s entry is set to perform.

Israel’s entry, Eden Golan, qualified on Thursday for the final with her song Hurricane, amid fierce demonstrations outside her hotel. Those in attendance at the protest on May 9 included 21-year-old eco-activist, Greta Thunberg.

Golan, 20, was told by Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency, not to leave her hotel during the demonstrations on Thursday. Today it has emerged around 100 Swedish police were required to escort the Israeli performer to the Eurovision venue, according to The Sun.

Video footage shows a stream of police vehicles travelling through the city, reportedly carrying the young singer. A clip also surfaced of protesters, believed to be demonstrating today in Malmo, calling for “intifada”. The word, in the context of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, means to overthrow the state of Israel. is still working to verify whether the video was taken today.


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