It sounds like a suburban area of Sweden was under siege on Thursday when a large group of roughly one hundred masked youths began attacking police with sticks, bats and stones. It occurred after two days of rioting between rival gangs of Somali migrants.
They also slashed the tires of two police cars. Incredibly, only one man was reportedly arrested in connection with the riots, and there were no reported injuries.
The attack on police sounds dramatic, but it’s become a common scene in Swedish suburbs, many of which have become overrun with apparently angry, destructive migrants. It’s Sweden’s best-kept secret, as officials struggle to justify their welcoming policy towards migrants from war-torn countries, such as Somalia and Syria.
Breitbart reported that a leaked document lists 23 official “vulnerable areas,” which is a fifty-percent increase in only two years. Some suggest that number is only half of the truth.
Swedish police officer Peter Springare said earlier this year that migrants were committing a disproportionate amount of crime in certain areas, and then he was investigated for “racial hatred.” The charges were later dropped.
The latest attack on police took place in a suburb of the city of Trollhattan known as the Kronogården.
Stating that the young men were Somali migrants, Trollhattan spokesman Peter Asp said the riots were the results of a “power struggle for territory in the district” among rival gangs. Some of the men set fire to a tire in the street, and when a security guard tried to put the fire out, the migrants threw stones at him, which sparked the rioters to turn on police.
Police have said that a recent incident in which migrant children were taken away from their parents by protective services after officials determined that they had been physically and psychologically abused likely started the melee.
According to one resident who witnessed the riots, “They drove a police car and threw stones at it. I’m a little scared, and it’s really hard. I can not sleep at night, that night I slept only three hours.”
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