Around ten rejected Afghan asylum seekers were transported to a Stockholm airport for deportation on Monday evening, following a mass protest outside the Migration Agency custody centre.
A police spokesperson confirmed that the Afghan citizens were taken by bus from the custody centre in Märsta, north of Stockholm, to Stockholm's Arlanda airport.
The spokesperson said the transfer took place "relatively calmly" although a small number of the roughly 100 protesters were escorted from the scene.
Initial reports from campaigners had said that 48 people were due to be deported on Monday evening, but only around ten people were on the bus, according to the TT newswire. It is unclear if any more people were taken to the airport from the centre, but it is fairly common that practical obstacles to a deportation may be discovered only at the last minute, meaning that planned deportations do not always go ahead.