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Swedish riot police clash with anti-neo-Nazi protesters in Stockholm; at least 2 arrested

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    A protester mount a counter-demonstration against an election meeting arranged by the neo-Nazi party "Svenskarnas Parti" at Gustav Adolfs square in central Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday Aug. 30, 2014. The protesters let off smoke-bombs as tehy confronted police who enforced a cordon to enable the far right Svenskarnas Parti to hold their meeting. (AP Photo / Fredrik Persson / TT) SWEDEN OUT (The Associated Press)

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    A protester holds a sign reading 'Todays police protecting tomorrows Hitler', as they mount a counter-demonstration against an election meeting arranged by the neo-Nazi party "Svenskarnas Parti" at Gustav Adolfs square in central Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday Aug. 30, 2014. The protesters let off smoke-bombs as tehy confronted police who enforced a cordon to enable the far right Svenskarnas Parti to hold their meeting. (AP Photo / Fredrik Persson / TT) SWEDEN OUT (The Associated Press)

Swedish riot police have clashed with thousands of people protesting against a neo-Nazi political party's election rally in Stockholm about two weeks before a parliamentary vote.

Canine units and mounted police also were used Saturday to keep the large crowd from approaching about 100 members of the far-right Party of the Swedes who marched along Stockholm's waterfront. Protesters hurled fireworks, bottles and fences at police.

Police spokesman Lars Bystrom said at least two people were arrested — one suspected of "preparation for aggravated assault," but declined to elaborate.

It wasn't immediately clear if anyone had been injured.