Please read this comment (which mirrors many similiar stories I have received in the comment section or email). I have edited it lightly for clarity:
I am sorry to say I was one of those who didn't dare to cross the police line and join up with you. I was standing on the edge facing the huge glass hotel, the very same side from where the anti(!?)-fascist a few times tried to break the police line. The reason I didn't dare is as simple as it is scary. The AFA had representatives standing at the press section where only accredited members of the press were allowed. To walk all the way up to you I would have to walk past them. They where carefully videotaping every person walking up to you guys. Stockholm is a small city and had I joined you, my face would have been on their blogs the same day and a few days later I would have no friends left and would risk losing my job (I am a private tutor in mathematics in which I am studying for masters degree at the moment).
I am a big fan of you and Mr Spencer and I had looked forward to this event since I first heard of it and hoped to maybe exchange a few words with you and Mr Spencer. I am so sorry that I chickened out, but this is what Sweden has become. Yesterday I said goodnight to democracy in my homeland. There is nothing left here for me now. When I have my degree I hope to move to the USA which I have grown to love as if it were my own country.
And from Mimi in the comments:
Pamela Geller: "Nonetheless, several hundred people braved the Leftist thugs and the police barricades, and joined us…" I'll repeat the comment I made after the Saturday entry. It was not the question of "braving." The meeting was closed off. Completely closed off by the police barricades. I spoke to a couple of policemen and they told me quite resolutely that one could not get to the place. People were being turned away.
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