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‘Finspång’– An Execution Meme of the Swedish Radical Right Ignites the Political Discourse

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Authors Andreas Önnerfors
Published in Tracking the Rise of the Radical Right Globally, ed. William Allchorn
Pages 379–384
ISBN 978-3-8382-1326-2
Publisher Ibidem
Place of publication Stuttgart
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Pages 379–384
Language en
Keywords memes, radical right extremism, Ann Heberlein, högerextremism
Subject categories History and Archaeology, Other Humanities, Media and Communications, Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)


It was born of the dark web amongst the Swedish radical right—a meme naming the tiny city of Finspång, in the province of Ostrogothia, as the place where in the fictional future ‘national traitors’ would be executed in large sways once fascists took power. Images have circulated of people hanged on street-lamps and cranes, together with the slogan ‘See you in Finspång’. The largest impact occurred when a group picture of the entire leadership of feminist party Feministiskt Initiativ (FI) was portrayed with the slogan ‘We're going to Finspång’.

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