The following article is about a protest in Stockholm against the freeing of five suspects due to lack of evidence. The men had been accused of gang-raping a woman in Fittja, a suburb of Stockholm. The women who came out to protest the judicial decision were heckled by a crowd of culture-enrichers.
Go home and cry: Here men heckle women’s protest against rape
20 December 2017
When a group of women gathered together in Fittja to demonstrate against the controversial court-ordered release of rape suspects, a group of men appeared.
“Go home and cry! The woman was a junkie,” they shouted, among other things.
The woman had stated that she was raped in very brutal ways by up to 20 men in a stairwell in Fittja, a suburb of Stockholm.
But the five immigrants who were being prosecuted for involvement in the rape were freed on Wednesday by the Soderholm court for lack of evidence.
The court directed hard criticism at the investigation conducted by police in the case.
The court’s decision to release the suspects has led to protests, and on Tuesday evening the women gathered in Fittja to demonstrate.
A video of the event that has been widely spread on Facebook shows how a group of men show up and begin to heckle the demonstrators.
“Were you there when it happened? I was there,” shouted one of them.
“Go home and cry. There is nothing for you but to go home and cry,” said another.
When the demonstrators answered that they were there to support the woman (victim), one of the hecklers responded, “The woman was a junkie.”