Anti-Israel protesters clash with Swedish cops outside Eurovision arena; Greta Thunberg escorted away

MALMO, Sweden — Police are pushing back pro-Palestinian demonstrators around the Malmo Arena in southern Sweden, where the Eurovision Song Contest final is taking place, according to AFP reporters

More than a hundred demonstrators, who oppose Israel’s inclusion in the tournament over the war in Gaza against Hamas, wave flags and chant “Free Palestine.”

Some wear keffiyeh, the Arab headdress associated with the Palestinian cause, including some wrapping them around their faces.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg is among them, but stays clear of the altercations between the most aggressive protesters and the large police contingent.

She sat with other activists in a circle, but is later escorted away by police.

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