3 Mayhem In Sweden Part 3 - Riots Spread All Over Stockholm
It seems that Stockholm has become the Paris of the North — but
probably not in a way that would gladden the heart of a Swedish tourism
A third night of rioting has engulfed the suburbs of Stockholm,
spreading from Husby to Tensta, Kista, Rinkeby, Jakobsberg, and other
culturally enriched neighborhoods. The Swedish and Norwegian media are
covering the events (assiduously avoiding saying anything about the
ethnicity or immigrant status of the perpetrators), but I’m told that
Danish outlets have so far made no mention of what is happening in the
capital of their Nordic neighbor. Which is curious, considering the
Denmark is generally more open than Norway or Sweden.
Many thanks to The Observer for translating this article from Aftenposten:
More car fires and unrest in various locations in Stockholm
For the third night in a row riots have broken out in the Swedish capital.
Cars are burning in various locations in and around the city according to Swedish media reports late Tuesday night.
In addition to the car fires a barn, Husby Gård [Husby Farm], which
houses a cafe and an art center, have been torched according to Svenska Dagbladet [Swedish newspaper]
According to the newspaper, the fire department is at the scene, but the building is completely ablaze.
Kindergarten is burning
Cars have been torched in several suburbs in the northwestern parts
of Stockholm, including in Husby, Tensta and Kista, writes DN.se.
Cars are also burning in the southwestern part of the city, according to the newspaper.
In Husby, a kindergarten was set on fire, but the fire was put out just before one o’clock on Wednesday morning, writes Aftonbladet.
“We’re not used to dealing with situations like this on such a scale.
It’s hard when it spreads to different areas,” says Lars-Åker Stevelin,
leader of operations at the Södertörn fire station, to the newspaper.
Threw rocks at the police
Aftonbladet writes that according to police reports, rescue
personnel in Norsborg in the southwestern part of Stockholm had rocks
thrown at them during the riots.
DN.se writes that the police were engaged in a confrontation with
youths outside the police station in Jakobsberg, in the northwestern
region of Stockholm.
Youths threw objects at the police and the police station was exposed to vandalism, the newspaper writes
Third night in a row
This is the third night in a row that major unrest has erupted in and around Stockholm.
The riots allegedly started after police officers shot and killed a
69-year-old immigrant who was threatening people with a knife [machete,
according to some accounts — BB] in Husby.
Several commentators have pointed, however, out that the root causes
goes deeper and that the turmoil is a result of social decay.
By: kauan (298.50)
Tags: Scandinavia Norway Denmark Sweden Svenska Swedish Stockholm Husby Tensta Rinkeby Immigration Immigrant Riots Arson Car Fires Torched Police Station Vandalism Clashes Chaos
Location: Stockholm, Sweden