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Swedish tart attack was treason

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- A Swedish court has convicted four teenagers of high treason for throwing a cream cake at King Carl Gustaf.

The four, all aged 16 or 17, were fined in what was the first Swedish treason case in living memory, Sweden's TT news agency said.

In a protest against the monarchy, the youngsters had assembled a strawberry cream cake before one of them threw it in the king's face shouting "For King and Fatherland" during a royal visit to a Swedish park in September.

The court fined the boys between 80 days' and 100 days' income each, which legal sources said would equate to a maximum fine of about 4,000 crowns ($370). They were also convicted of minor assault.


• Swedish Royal Family

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