It began to roar out the music from the embassy area, which was heard across the entire Field, and it continued the entire time we were there. I experienced it as an attempt to violate my freedom of speech, " says Mattias Björnerstedt, chairman of the Swedish Tibetkommittén.
started at the Raoul Wallenberg square at Nybroplan at 13 on Sunday. The purpose was to mark the 60th anniversary of the tibetan uprising against the chinese occupation.
Tibet is today an autonomous region belonging to China, but the resistance against chinese rule is great within some of the groups, led by the spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama.
After an hour, marched the protesters to the Chinese embassy in the Gärdet district of Stockholm, under police escort. They stopped opposite the embassy and sent their message through slogans.
Mattias Björnerstedt appreciate that they were 40 people and they also had a megaphone. Despite the fact it was drowned their words of music from the chinese embassy.
"I thought it was the speakers directed out from the embassy," he says.
– As an ordinary Swedish citizen, I think it is very unbecoming of an embassy to interfere with a demonstration and our freedom of expression.
Björnerstedt not surprised.
" We're in the tibetrörelsen are accustomed to such in here. So this works to China, they run the ”all in” with technology aids such as pure provocation, " he says.
the police have the incident caught the attention and been forwarded to the Swedish ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) who then makes a trade-off whether to take any action against the chinese embassy.
– It is disruptive of the public gathering to drown out a demonstration with loud music, but, as the embassy have diplomatic immunity, we can't ask someone to hold them accountable, " says Bengt Berglund, superintendent of operating the device in the Region of Stockholm.
the Chinese embassy have done the same thing on several other demonstrations, most recently on 3 march against a group of uighurs, who the police also has informed the MINISTRY for foreign affairs.
– On the last time it has been in the sense that when there will be the demonstration playing the embassy high music which is heard all over the Field, " he says.
Swedish Tibetkommittén considering whether to make a police report if musikattacken, says Mattias Björnerstedt. He also recorded the music with his cellphone but the sound recording was marred by the strong wind.
the foreign MINISTRY does not want to disclose if they have received police information or if they have taken no action.
" We don't go on the individual cases. But we are informed from the police and if we see that there is a reason we can take it up in different ways with the embassy, " says William Rundquist on the foreign MINISTRY's press service.
the DN has sought China's embassy for a comment.
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