by Reuters, 7 March 2009
MALMO, Sweden - Anti-Israeli protesters clashed with riot police outside an Israeli-Swedish Davis Cup tennis match in Sweden on Saturday, but did not break through police lines.
Police said they arrested eight protesters and detained more than 100, most of whom were released after identity checks.
Malmo, which is Sweden's third largest city and is ruled by a left-of-center coalition, was heavily criticized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and by Israeli players for its decision to close the stadium to the public.
Around 1,000 police officers have cordoned off a large area around the stadium to prevent protesters from getting in.
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