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Love-bomb on Valentine's day

Daniél Tejera, Linnéa Bjärum, Hedda Elsässer and Amir Jawad put up heart notes up at RFSL's premises to show their support. Someone had placed a life-sized doll, stabbed with a knife, on the stairs.
Daniél Tejera, Linnéa Bjärum, Hedda Elsässer and Amir Jawad put up heart notes up at RFSL's premises to show their support. Someone had placed a life-sized doll, stabbed with a knife, on the stairs.
Foto:Mikael Persson

Valentine's day, 14th February, is a shimmering pink day full of love. Many people buy flowers and other gifts for their loved ones. But there are other ways to love-bomb.

In December RFSL got an unpleasant surprise. Someone had placed a life-sized doll, stabbed with a knife, on the stairs to the group's rooms. But then some people put up heart stickers to show their support for the group.

On Valentine 's day hearts can be seen everywhere.
Foto: Peter Åklundh
On Valentine 's day hearts can be seen everywhere.

On Valentine 's day hearts can be seen everywhere. The day is called after St Valentine, and has been celebrated in the Roman Catholic church since the end of the fifth century. It was not until much later, in the Middle Ages, that the day began to be associated with love and romance.

Sweets.
Foto: Jurek Holzer / SvD / TT
Sweets.
 Roses and a card on Valentine´s day.
Foto: JESSICA GOW
Roses and a card on Valentine´s day.
Cushions.
Foto: Claudio Bresciani / TT
Cushions.