600 pirates in Stockholm, 300 in GotheburgTodays Demonstrations in Stockholm and Gothenburg both were very succesful. Many hundreds of pirates, file sharers, culture interesed people, integrity advocates and freedome advocates gathered to stand united and show what they thought.
On orders from other interests they have tried to take down a complete infra structure, human communication. If we should not have a police state, file sharing must be permitted. End the preliminary investigation and stop fooling around with the internet. It is a battle that you can't win said Rasmus Fleischer from Piratbyrån.
Fredrik Neij from The Pirate Bay got most applaused, that by the way showed up on the internet early on the Saturday morning. He spoke about how wry the politicians aimed when they started to attack the internet.
- What is happening now is that we bring out the big cannons and say, "in your face, hollywood", he said.
The demontrations in Stockholm was a collaboration between Piratpartiet (the Pirate Party), Ung Vänster (Youth "left" (socialist party, sorry for this bad explination), Liberala ungdomsförbundet (Liberal Youth association), Miljöpartiet (the Enviroment Party).
In Gothenburg, the demonstrations was arranged by Piratpartiet (the Pirate Party), Liberala ungdomsförbundet (Liberal Youth association), Ung Vänster (Youth "left" (socialist party) and Grön Ungdom (Green Youth). Both demonstrations was well focused and aimed at its target, and eventual differences in the politics was for the day put aside.
Piratbyrån would like to thank every one that took part in this for help and support. In Stockholm we would like to thank Ung Vänster (Youth Left), for support in the practical arrangements regarding the demonstration.
Pictures from the demonstrations
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