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Anti-Obama protests in Sweden

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Reuters

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STORY: Several hundred people gathered in central Stockholm on to protest against the United States, as President Barack Obama completes a one-day visit to the Swedish capital.

Around thirty groups, mostly left-wing and peace movements, were taking part in the demonstration. Many of the demonstrators were also there because of the conflict in Syria - some calling for Obama to stay out of the conflict and some for him to get involved.

At a news conference earlier in the day, Obama issued a blunt challenge to skeptical U.S. lawmakers to approve his plan for a military strike on Syria.

Using his visit to Sweden to build his case for military action, Obama insisted that the world could not remain silent after the "barbarism" of the August 21 chemical weapons attack he blamed on the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The demonstrators were holding banners saying "Assange, Manning and Snowden - the real supermen", a re