Multicultural heaven spontaneously erupts as “immigrant” yutes celebrate their diversity.
Rioters in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, have burned down a school building and thrown stones at police in a second night of disturbances. The trouble began on Monday after a group of youths in a suburb with a mainly immigrant population were refused entry to a school dance.
Police say up to 100 youths went on the rampage, throwing stones and setting several cars alight. Two people were detained but later released. ‘Little Mogadishu’Police said the rioters threw stones at the fire engines, preventing them from reaching the school building before it burned to the ground. The youths also attacked a police station.
Rinkeby is home to a large number of first- and second-generation immigrants. Many of them are from Somalia, so the area is sometimes nicknamed Little Mogadishu. Government ministers have visited Rinkeby to assess the situation.
And from a Svenska report.
Rioting was reported in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby on Tuesday night as 50-60 youths pelted police with stones and set alight to a building. “It is a war zone out here, it is raining stones”, said one witness who wished to remain anonymous to the Metro daily.
According to another witness a bus trying to enter the deprived area was forced to stop. “Not a single window on the bus was intact,” an eye witness said. Police were given an indication that something was afoot earlier in the evening as youths gathered on the streets equipping themselves with paving stones.
“They did all they could to attract our attention,” said Mats Brännlund at Stockholm police. But police decided to react first when a building housing a mentor programme for young people in the area, burst into flames.
“We had to help the emergency services to get through,” Brännlund said. In total around 20 police patrols with dogs were present in the area throughout the night as they tried to restore calm. Police vehicles were also subject to stone throwing.
“If you attack the police with stones and set alight to buildings then I would venture to suggest that it can be classified as rioting,” he said. The fire services deployed 21 staff from three fire stations at the location, but none were reported to have been subjected to stone throwing.
A branch of the Nordea bank was attacked at around midnight with the local police station also the target of stone throwing youths. Two men were detained in connection with the police station attack. According to media reports on Wednesday the cause of the outbreak of violence could have been the reaction to an argument at a party in the area earlier in the evening, but the reports have not been confirmed by police.
Below, “immigrant” yutes gather for a multicultural kumbaya around the bonfire.