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About 1,000 cops to handle security

Updated: February 26, 2009, 4:00 PM ET
Associated Press

MALMO, Sweden -- About 1,000 police from seven counties will handle security ahead of Sweden's Davis Cup match against Israel next week amid fears that protests could turn violent.

Police commissioner Hakan Jarborg Eriksson said Thursday that officials expect a "Stop the Match" protest, formed after Israel's offensive in Gaza started in December, to be relatively calm. But there are fears that protests from small, radical groups could turn violent.

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