Washington Post: Riots erupt in Sweden’s capital just days after Trump comments
Just two days after President Trump provoked widespread consternation by seeming to imply, incorrectly, that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence in Sweden, riots broke out in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood in the northern suburbs of Sweden's capital, Stockholm.
The neighborhood, Rinkeby, was the scene of riots in 2010 and 2013, too. And in most ways, what happened late Monday night was reminiscent of those earlier bouts of anger. Swedish police apparently made an arrest around 8 p.m. near the Rinkeby station. For reasons not yet disclosed by the police, word of the arrest prompted a crowd of youths to gather.
Over four hours, the crowd burned about half a dozen cars, vandalized several shopfronts and threw rocks at police. Police spokesman Lars Bystrom confirmed to Sweden's Dagens Nyheter newspaper that an officer fired shots with intention to hit a rioter, but did not strike his target. A photographer for the newspaper was attacked by more than a dozen men and his camera was stolen, but ultimately no one was hurt or even arrested.
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WNU Editor: Over the years this blog has been barraged by its readers in Sweden on how migrants have changed the social peace in the country. This is why this story of riots breaking in Stockholm did not surprise me when I first heard about it this morning ... it is nothing new .... you .... the readers of this blog .... have pointed this out to me more than once. What is new is that President Trump has pointed it out .... albeit badly in a recent speech (I knew he was talking about crime .... but the press thought he was talking about terrorism) .... on the social problems that Sweden is facing. And the media reaction to President Trump .... has also become predictable ... until today with reports of these riots breaking out.
More News On Riots Rocking Stockholm Monday Night
Riots Break Out in Stockholm Suburb, Drawing Attention to Trump’s Remarks -- New York Times
Was Trump right about Sweden after all? Riot breaks out in the Stockholm suburb the President was ridiculed for referring to in speech about immigration dangers -- Daily Mail
Rioting erupts in immigrant-dominated Swedish suburb -- FOX News
Riot breaks out in Stockholm neighborhood -- UPI
Donald Trump Was Right About Sweden? Rinkeby Riots See Fires, Looting And Rock Throwing In Immigrant Enclave -- International Business Times
Dramatic footage shows cars ablaze in Swedish riot (VIDEOS) -- RT