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The NATO flag was raised in Sweden amid cries of “No to NATO.”

The NATO flag was raised in Sweden amid cries of “No to NATO.”

The NATO flag was raised on Monday outside the Swedish parliament amid cries of “No to NATO.” The ceremony was broadcast on TV4.


The NATO flag-raising ceremony for Sweden, which officially became a NATO member on March 7, took place in Stockholm on Monday.

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and Parliament Speaker Andreas Norlén spoke at the ceremony. After the king made his speech, the crowd began chanting “No to NATO.”


Shouts of “No to NATO” were heard during the raising of the alliance’s flag and the playing of the national anthem, as well as in parallel with speeches by the prime minister and the speaker of parliament.


Earlier on March 11, the Swedish flag was raised at NATO headquarters in Brussels, officially marking the country’s accession to the bloc as the 32nd member.