“Youths” went rampaging during the wee hours of this morning in a suburb of Gothenburg.
And what sort of “youths” do you think they were?
Members of the Nordic Students’ Recreational League, perhaps? Visiting Germans in lederhosen, upset with the inferior Swedish beer and flinging their tankards at the police? British soccer hooligans engaged in their customary mayhem?
Gang leaves trail of destruction in Gothenburg
Fifteen police units were called in to Gothenburg’s Angered district in the early hours of Monday morning to combat a gang of youths intent on destruction. Police received a number of reports of arson, broken windows, as well as unconfirmed reports of shots being fired.
Certain areas were sealed off to allow a total of 40 fire fighters access to a number of fires started in the area.
Police spokesman Lars Tunefjord said that reports of shooting “may have been bangs heard in connection with the fires.”
According to fire brigade workers, the gang set light to a café, a school and a building adjacent to n apartment block.
Around 60 residents of the apartment block on Paprikagatan had to be evacuated as a result of the smoke emanating from the building next door.
Police estimate that the gang consisted of half a dozen members. There have as yet been no arrests in connection with the disturbances.
Police have not yet established a motive for the attacks.
According to my Swedish tipster, Angered is an “immigrant stronghold”. Here’s an excerpt from an article about Angered in Opentopia:
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Angered is a suburb outside Gothenburg in Sweden. Angered is the biggest Million Programme area in Gothenburg, and one of the biggest in the country with 40 000 inhabitants. Angered is multi-ethnic and is isolated from the rest of Gothenburg, therefore it is sometimes referred to as a slum, but it is also known for its beautiful nature reserves.
The most immigrant segregated parts of Angered is Hjällbo (81% immigrants), thereafter Hammarkullen (76%), and Gårdsten (70%). Just like Rosengård in Malmö and Botkyrka in Stockholm, the majority is non-Nordic immigrants or their children.
And what might these non-Nordic people be? This will give you a hint:
In addition to Swedish, Persian, Arabic, Albanian, Serbo-Croatian, Kurdish, Spanish, Finnish and Somali are also commonly spoken in Angered.
Thirty or forty years ago Sweden wasn’t known for its riots. Now they are so commonplace that the newspapers might as well keep a table on the front page, like they do for sports scores:
|Last Night’s Riots|
|Göteborg:||3 houses burned, 4 firemen injured, damage SEK 35 000.|
|Malmö:||2 businesses looted, 7 policemen injured,
damage SEK 77 000.
I don’t want to be a racist, so I’m going to assume it’s the Finns and the Spaniards who are angered in Angered.
Hat tip: PO.