May 23, 2013

Meanwhile In Sweden

Generic immigrant youths riot for fourth night in a row.

Police attacked and cars torched in Stockholm suburbs as unrest sparked by long-term youth unemployment and poverty spreads.

Hundreds of youths burnt down a restaurant, set fire to more than 30 cars and attacked police during a fourth night of rioting in the suburbs of Stockholm, shocking a country that dodged the worst of the financial crisis but failed to solve youth unemployment and resentment among asylum seekers.

Violence spread across the Swedish capital on Wednesday, as large numbers of young people rampaged through the suburbs, throwing stones, breaking windows and destroying cars. Police in the southern city of Malmo said two cars had been set ablaze.

...The disturbances appear to have been sparked by the police killing a 69-year-old man wielding a machete in the suburb of Husby earlier this month, which prompted accusations of police brutality. The riots then spread to other poor Stockholm suburbs.

"We see a society that is becoming increasingly divided and where the gaps, both socially and economically, are becoming larger," said Rami Al-khamisi, co-founder of Megafonen, a group that works for social change in the suburbs. "And the people out here are being hit the hardest we have institutional racism."

Heh killing people who are running around with a machete screaming Allahu Ackbar is raayyyycccyyyssst.

By Howie at 02:39 PM | Comments |