Bellringers protest against neo-Nazi demonstration in Jönkoping

Sofiakyrkan 2006 (small)

Follow this link for a report in the Swedish English newspaper ‘The Local’ on how the Sofiakyrka in Jönkoping successfully disrupted a neo-Nazi demonstration on 1 May by delivering a prolonged peal of its bells.

This aroused much international media interest and Växjö Bishop Jan-Olof Johansson, who was in Turkey at the time, wrote on Twitter:

“The sound of the church bells of Sofia in Jönköping reached me as far away as Istanbul.  Strongly!”