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Battle of the Elms

As the city of Stockholm grew in the 1960s and 70s, the demand for public transportation grew with it. The blue metro line was added to connect downtown Stockholm with the expanding suburbs northwest of the city. But the construction of the end station at Kungsträdgården caused clashes between protesters and police that would prove to be a turning point in Swedish politics.

It all started after construction workers found cracks in the subway structure. It was decided that repairing the cracks would be too difficult and so the planned entrance to the metro had to be moved, and consequently 13 elm trees were to be cut down.



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Percys Trappa 20190.8kmsite_ao
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Aifur 20190.8kmsite_ao
Margareta Krook’s Statue 20190.4kmsite_ao
Museum of Medieval Stockholm 20190.2kmsite_ao
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Katarina Elevator 20181.2kmsite_ao
Stockholm’s Abandoned Ordnance Datum 20180.7kmsite_ao
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Hidden Royal Waiting Hall 20170.7kmsite_ao
This Stunning Metro Station Is Also an Ecological Wonder 20180.1kmsite_ao
Site of the Unsolved Murder of the Former Swedish Prime Minister 20170.9kmsite_ao
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