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Volunteer street patrols calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin and claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers walked the streets of several Norwegian towns this weekend, as the group founded in Finland branches out across northern Europe.

Dozens of men, some wearing black bomber jackets emblazoned with the group's Viking helmet logo, gathered on Saturday night in the streets of Stavanger, Drammen and Kristiansand, the group said Monday.

"We want the streets to be safe, we want to get rid of the delinquency we see in Norway today which the police are unable to address," the group's Norwegian spokesman Ronny Alte told AFP.


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