Stockholm ‘Back to Normal’ as Riots Subside

The Local, May 28, 2013

A few cars were set alight in the Stockholm suburbs early on Tuesday morning, but police have said the situation in the Swedish capital has returned to normal following a week of disturbances.

“Now we’re back to normal. There was no rioting, and only a few torched cars, fewer than ten,” Stockholm police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said.

There were no reports of unrest in other Swedish towns either.

More than 150 cars and dozens of buildings have been torched in the past week of nightly unrest, which began on May 19th in the Stockholm suburb of Husby, where 80 percent of inhabitants are immigrants.

It was apparently triggered by the police shooting and killing of a 69-year-old resident who had wielded a machete in public.

Local activists said the shooting sparked anger among youths who claim to have suffered from police brutality and racism.

The unrest began to ease significantly on May 24th, when police reinforcements were called in from other parts of the country and large groups of volunteers patrolled the streets to deter troublemakers.

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Among Swedes themselves, the violence sparked debate over the integration of immigrants, many of whom arrive under the country’s generous asylum policies and who now make up about 15 percent of the population.

In recent decades, Sweden became one of Europe’s top destinations for immigrants and asylum seekers, both in absolute numbers and relative to its size.

But many of them struggle to learn the language and find employment, despite numerous government programmes.

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  • JackKrak

    Something tells me that Stockholm will never be “back to normal”.

    • The__Bobster

      Riots will become the new normal.

    • MikeS

      Not until every last non-White has been forcibly removed.

    • Dogbone

      The “Stockholm Syndrome” was named after Stockholm for a reason.

  • The__Bobster

    The last muzzie riots in France lasted 20 days, so I expect that the Stockholm rioters are just reloading.

  • The__Bobster

    Among Swedes themselves, the violence sparked debate over the integration of immigrants, many of whom arrive under the country’s generous asylum policies and who now make up about 15 percent of the population.
    __________

    That 15% number doesn’t include the rioting yoofs who were born there.

    • Wayne

      Exactly. Mark well the words they use–“foreign born”, because in the mind of the Bolshevik being born in Sweden, Ireland, Germany, etc manically makes you Swedish, Irish, German etc. The non-Swede population is much more than 15%, probably like 25%. I guess the media will keep it quiet until Swedes are a hopeless minority, the. They’ll crow about it, like it just happened, as they scratch their heads with tongue in cheek.

  • libertarian 1234

    “There was no rioting, and only a few torched cars, fewer than ten,” Stockholm police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said.”

    Whew, what a relief. Only tens of millions lost in destroyed buildings and 150 cars.

    So long as they can continue to keep the riots to a week or less and the damage to under a billion dollars, the new parameters they’ve set for being privileged to have such high quality people in their country, is going to make them think they’re on a roll

  • Homo_Occidentalis

    Local activists said the shooting sparked anger among youths who claim to have suffered from police brutality and racism.

    These poor turd-whirled transplants must have it so bad over there that they would riot like this. The police must be frisking every single person with a skin-tone darker than olive every day for them to have reacted with such indignity to the “injustices” they’ve suffered. The chance to score some quick freebies by smashing in a store window couldn’t possibly have motivated these “youths” (there’s that word again!) to riot.

    • Wayne

      Those poor youths. Wouldn’t they be much happier where they came from???

      • dogbone

        If they did that were they came from, they would have been shot.

  • Paleoconn

    I read that the machete-wielding immigrant was a Portuguese man who was armed to defend himself against a group of dusky punks who earlier harassed him, and when the cops came to his door, he thought it was the punks.

    A ridiculous aside, the meter maids continued to ticket the torched cars.

    • Ella

      Well, the good-Swedes have to pay for the little arsonists and rebels who torched the city over the last 5 nights.

  • Token Finn

    When you make your bed, you have to lie in it. If they torch more cars, that’s OK, as long as they’ll have their seatbelts fastened as they do it. Seems economical enough.

  • White Mom in WDC

    Can you imagine waking up and finding that your car had been torched? What the hell Sweden? This is not normal. This is extraordinarily screwed up. Cut the benefits and starve the cretins out of there.

    Goes to show you that no good deed goes unpunished

    • Tim

      “The trouble with giving people a helping hand is getting them to let go…”

  • bigone4u

    Very few arrests from what I read elswhere. Since the riots were successful in engendering sympathy for the “plight” of the invaders, is it unreasonable to expect a massive crime wave to break out now, with more rape, murder, and rioting. PC means more to the Swedes than law and order and they are going to pay a terrible price for their stupidity.

  • IKantunderstand

    Who wrote this article? Another paid for the right line journalist? Big deal. The bottom line is this: despite the Swede’s holier than thou attitude about race relations, and Olaf Palmes’ condemnation of the U.S. and their horrible racism, it turns out , that the Swede’s attitude to other races and their willingness to integrate are exactly the same as the Whites in the U.S. White Flight is the answer. It turns out that the Swedes who did nothing but condemn Whites in the U.S. for racist attitudes, are doing the exact same thing, they are fleeing diversity. So, little smug Swedes, it’s easy to preach about acceptance, especially, when you don’t have to worry about it. So, how does it feel, almighty sanctimonious Swedes about diversity now? Huh?

  • AllSeeingEyeSpy

    “Local activists said the shooting sparked anger among youths who claim to have suffered from police brutality and racism”.

    Local activists. . In an area that is only 20 percent white, why aren’t the activists in this suburb speaking for whites and the white minority there?

  • Fredochtrygghet

    It is not “back to normal”. That is nothing more than propaganda lies from the government. In fact it will never be back no normal. Last night there were several cars set on fire in immigrant suburbs. Two nights ago a preschool was set on fire and burnt down completely outside the capital Stockholm at the same time as unrest was common in severla areas. . Last night and previous nights immigrants tried to set several schools on fire but they failed. Sweden is going from a highly civilized nation to a bananrepublic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDvLd-z5Bos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipGpAUKJtzI