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School burns in Tensta teenager unrest

Eight teenagers were arrested on Wednesday night on suspicion of offences including throwing stones at police, vandalism and setting fire to a school in the Stockholm suburb of Tensta. The unrest began at around 6.30pm on Wednesday evening when a … Continue reading

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Clashes during far-right march

Hundreds of right-wing extremists were pelted with bottles, eggs and firecrackers as they marched through Stockholm. Three people were injured and at least six people arrested as riot police tried to keep angry counter-demonstrators away from the procession, police in … Continue reading

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Iranian Refugees Sew Lips Together, Go on Hunger Strike

  A large group of asylum-seeking Kurds in Stockholm have gone on hunger strike with some sewing their lips together in a desperate attempt to try and stop their removal to Iran. The men and women, who are also with … Continue reading

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Firebombing teens target Gothenburg cops

Several police came under attack in the Gothenburg district of Angered overnight as teenagers hurled Molotov cocktails at police vehicles. “To throw incendiary bombs at the police takes this problem to a level where we definitely don’t want to be. … Continue reading

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One arrested after riot in western Stockholm

A man in his 20s was arrested on Monday night by police during a violent riot in Hässelby Gård, western Stockholm. He is previously known by the police. Another four men were identified by surveillance videos and will be taken … Continue reading

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Thousands protest against reduction of medical insurance in Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Apr. 25, 2011 (Xinhua News Agency) — Thousands of people around Sweden on Monday took to the streets to protest against the government’s change of medical insurance policies, which kicked many people off the sickness list. Teachers, pastors, social … Continue reading

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Net rumours lead to anti-refugee egg attack

A group of right-wing extremists demonstrated outside a housing facility for unaccompanied refugee children near Stockholm after internet rumours about a suspected sexual assault spiraled out of control. Police have launched a preliminary investigation into a suspected case of agitation … Continue reading

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Sweden deports more Iraqis to Baghdad

Swedish police said Wednesday they arrested 16 people overnight protesting the deportation of a group of Iraqis but that the plane carrying the failed asylum-seekers left for Bagdad as planned. “Some 150 protestors opposed the deportation and blocked the way … Continue reading

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Mass arrests in Sweden at protest against deportations to Iraq

18 January Police arrested 70 demonstrators outside a migration board facility near Gothenburg today after they tried to prevent the transfer of a group of Iraqi citizens who were due to be deported. Police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg said that the … Continue reading

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Swedish police arrest suspected serial shooter

MALMO, Sweden – Police have arrested a man on suspciion of shooting at people with immigrant backgrounds in a yearlong rampage in Sweden’s third largest city, officials said Sunday. Investigators didn’t give any details on the suspect other than saying … Continue reading

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