He had called for broad participation in the ballot to demonstrate Sweden’s determination to resist violence and strengthen its democracy. The vote took place on a bright, late-summer day when the sunshine drew many people to sidewalk cafes in the capital and lakeside resorts across the land. More than five million of the seven million eligible voters cast their ballots, at least one million of them by postal vote before Ms. Lindh’s death.
Almost like pilgrims, scores of people gathered outside the NK supermarket where she was killed. What began there as a few single roses laid by sympathizers last Thursday had grown by today to a four-foot-high, wreathlike shrine of flowers, candles and messages. Three days after she died, people still lined up to sign a condolence book.