“Youths” are at it again in the southern Swedish city of Malmö.
Malmö — a city in flames
THE GANGSTER CITY: Malmö woke up after another night of burning cars. Five cars burned during the night in various parts of the city. Most Malmö residents hardly raise their eyebrows over such things anymore. The inhabitants are hardened, and they have been forced to get used to an almost chaotic situation. But according to sjuklövern [seven-leaf clover, the seven-party system], the only thing to do is to like this situation.
For the fourth time in five evenings, a car was set ablaze on Professorsgatan, Hermodsdal [Fosie, Malmö; Google Maps]. On earlier occasions, bottles and stones were thrown at rescue services, so they waited for the police before driving all the way to the car, and then extinguished the fire.
On Hårds Väg, Rosengård [Malmö; Google Maps], in the parking area next to the railway, four cars were totally destroyed in a fire (see reader photo above). According to an AP [avpixlat.info] reader living nearby, the fire was like an explosion. The car blazes have even generated an argument about whose responsibility it is to remove the wrecks.
A car was vandalised by fire at Pildammsskolan [school] some days ago. When the pupils came to school on Monday, they were greeted by a burned-out car which had been dumped exactly next to a container on the school’s parking ground.
‘This one has been around here since Saturday. This was when the rescue service was here and extinguished the fire. But they left the car standing there. I called police to get help to get it removed, but they say this is the council’s responsibility,’ says René Rumberg, the school’s janitor.
After much back-and-forth, the burned-out car was finally removed on Wednesday.
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