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Stockholm burning: Riots grip surburbs as violent trouble spreads

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ElenorRigby Fri 24-May-13 08:13:15

"Huge swathes of Stockholm were in ruins today after a fourth night of rioting left hundreds of cars ablaze and saw mobs attacking police with bricks.

The violence, which began in the immigrant enclave of Husby on Sunday night after police shot an elderly man who threatened them with a machete, has now spread to 15 suburbs.

It has morphed into a protest by largely immigrant demonstrators about underlying racism in Swedish society - and an apparent lack of employment opportunities.

Last night, officers battled desperately to keep the city under control as a police station was set alight and fire services were kept from a major blaze by an angry stone-throwing mob"

DontMeanToBeRudeBut Fri 24-May-13 20:35:29

It doesn't surprise me. I used to live in Stockholm and the racism and race-related poverty there is grim. As bad as anything in Paris or France.

DontMeanToBeRudeBut Fri 24-May-13 20:35:45

London, not France!

StuffezLaYoni Fri 24-May-13 20:36:45

Why are the bbc not reporting this on their website?

harbinger Fri 24-May-13 20:44:38

I was aware of this but could not find out the reason for the riots. The BBC was very poor.

DontMeanToBeRudeBut Fri 24-May-13 20:45:29

They are.

musu Fri 24-May-13 20:57:49

This was reported earlier in the week on all of the news programmes I heard (BBC radio).

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