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Dozens of cars are destroyed in Sweden

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Michelle

Dozens of cars were set alight and stones thrown at police as gangs of masked youths went rampaging across Sweden on Monday evening.

Fires were reported in Malmö, Gothenburg and Helsingborg as dramatic footage showed youths targeting vehicles in a shopping centre and hospital car park at Frölunda Torg in the west of the country. 

Police were last night investigating whether the various blazes which broke out across the country were related.   

The largest group of youngsters apparently gathered in Trollhättan north of Gothenburg where as many as 40 people threw stones and started fires. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6057119/Masked-attackers-set-cars-fire-hospital-car-park-rampage-Sweden.html

https://jalopnik.com/swedish-teens-are-setting-parked-cars-on-fire-reports-1828315735

https://www.thelocal.se/tag/car+fires

What is going on with this?

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switchopens

Good question.  They're not offering a lot of info or any speculation at all.

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Avalanche

What the heck is going on ? It seems as if this was organised does anyone know by who. Something tells me it might have been organised by some rightwing groupe to get votes... 

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Michelle
22 minutes ago, Avalanche said:

Something tells me it might have been organised by some rightwing groupe to get votes... 

That is really your first assumption...:blink:

I believe that is what we call bigotry.

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4 hours ago, Michelle said:

Dozens of cars were set alight and stones thrown at police as gangs of masked youths went rampaging across Sweden on Monday evening.

Fires were reported in Malmö, Gothenburg and Helsingborg as dramatic footage showed youths targeting vehicles in a shopping centre and hospital car park at Frölunda Torg in the west of the country. 

Police were last night investigating whether the various blazes which broke out across the country were related.   

The largest group of youngsters apparently gathered in Trollhättan north of Gothenburg where as many as 40 people threw stones and started fires. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6057119/Masked-attackers-set-cars-fire-hospital-car-park-rampage-Sweden.html

https://jalopnik.com/swedish-teens-are-setting-parked-cars-on-fire-reports-1828315735

https://www.thelocal.se/tag/car+fires

What is going on with this?

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Typical behavior from certain ethnic neighborhoods.  It has been happening in France for years.  

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Mr Supertypo

Im pretty sure all this caos is done by criminals...

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14 minutes ago, Mr Supertypo said:

Im pretty sure all this caos is done by criminals...

Of that, I have no doubt.  This particular outburst mimics activity in French Arrondissements over several years.  The cattle who own the vehicles are getting mostly what they deserve for their cowardice. 

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Michelle
17 minutes ago, and then said:

Typical behavior from certain ethnic neighborhoods.  It has been happening in France for years.  

I wouldn't want to make any assumptions. What struck me is that there isn't a lot of national coverage and I had to find out most of the facts through local media.

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hetrodoxly

"witnesses describing 'dark-haired' youngsters launching the attacks"

What is that supposed to mean? it won't be on the BBC.

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36 minutes ago, Michelle said:

I wouldn't want to make any assumptions. What struck me is that there isn't a lot of national coverage and I had to find out most of the facts through local media.

That's sign number two...:P

Seriously though, it perfectly fits the pattern from France.  It makes me wonder if French citizens have to pay exorbitant rates for car insurance that covers such events.

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bmk1245

At some point camel's back will break, and we will see Myanmar 2.0 in Europe.

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aztek

at least someone in Europe sees it.

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South Alabam

Dark haired youths dressed in all black. Going to take me a bit to figure this one out.

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The Caspian Hare

What is going on up there :blink:

Do we have members in Sweden here that may know more than is on the news

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Farmer77

Hate to be "that guy" but if I were a right wing politician right before an election I certainly wouldn't mind if dark haired youths in masks caused a bunch of mayhem. 

Really would like some more details than have been provided. 

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Dark_Grey
10 hours ago, and then said:

Typical behavior from certain ethnic neighborhoods.  It has been happening in France for years.  

When was the last time you were in France? Let's take a 45 minute walk through the streets and see how much you still recognize...

 

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Dark_Grey

So it looks like mass car burnings are a regular thing in Sweden.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Malmö_anti-Israel_riots

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The [soccer] match was initially met with protest of around 6,000 to 7,000 anti-Israel demonstrators, with speeches held by the leader of the Left Party, Lars Ohly, who while wearing a Palestinian scarf was seen holding a map of Palestine with Israel eradicated.[8][9] The demonstrators were joined by several hundred militants of which around 200 to 300 began attacking police with stones, fireworks and paint bombs.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_riots_in_Sweden

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Stone-throwing had been a problem in the Klockaretorpet borough of Norrköping for weeks before the escalation of violence on 15 May,[6][7] when youths set fire to cars and escalated stone-throwing at police and firefighters.[2][8] Police found stone storages on house roofs in the area.[9] Seven cars were totally destroyed by fire in Klockaretorpet during the night of 15 May, and three during the night of 16 May.[10] Car fires were also reported in the borough of Hageby.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_2013_Stockholm_riots

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The disturbances began on the night of Sunday 19 May 2013, when youths started setting cars on fire in Husby. At least 100 vehicles were destroyed. A garage was also set on fire, which forced the evacuation of an apartment block, and a shopping center was vandalized. 

There is apparently a lot of anti-Semitism happening in Sweden right now. Both from Neo-Nazis, Islamists and...the Government? @and then

The Uncomfortable Truth About Swedish Anti-Semitism

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The question that has dogged Jews throughout the centuries is now an urgent one for Sweden’s Jewish community. Is it time to leave?

Some are answering yes. One reason is the nature of the current threat.

Historically, anti-Semitism in Sweden could mainly be attributed to right-wing extremists. While this problem persists, a study from 2013 showed that 51 percent of anti-Semitic incidents in Sweden were attributed to Muslim extremists. Only 5 percent were carried out by right-wing extremists; 25 percent were perpetrated by left-wing extremists.

Swedish parliamentary candidate suggests deporting all Jews from Israel

 

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aztek

i wonder what such timeline correlates to.

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RoofGardener

Oh the Enrichment. :( 

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GlitterRose

That's an odd "tradition."

There has been a tradition of young people setting cars alight before the return to school in August, but a police spokesperson said that this “is much much bigger than it used to be earlier, much more serious,” The Guardian reported.

https://www.newsweek.com/swedish-pm-asks-youths-what-hell-are-you-doing-they-firebomb-cars-1071747

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Essan
18 minutes ago, aztek said:

i wonder what such timeline correlates to.

Well it appears that

"We know from experience that these kinds of fires more often happen the week before schools start than other weeks," police spokesperson Ulla Brehm told TT.



https://www.thelocal.se/20180814/cars-burn-in-spate-of-attacks-across-sweden-gothenburg-stockholm

The implication being this is more a "student prank",  And not unprecedented.   And not in any way racially motivated.   Though obviously we do not yet have sufficient facts to make any judgement in this case.

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GlitterRose

I remember our big "rebellion" was something like...

senior knock-off day.

Lol. 

And the one time we all refused to eat their crappy lunch. 

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GlitterRose

Who the heck lights cars on fire just because they gotta go back to school?

Where are their parents, and why aren't they doing something about their horrible children?

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fred_mc
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There is less than one month left to the election in Sweden so I think it might have something to do with that. Nazi organizations/parties, mostly NMR, have been quite active (I think the first brochure I got in my mailbox for the election, already a few months ago, was from NMR). They don't have many members but they are quite loud. Therefore, I wonder if such organizations are behind the burnings. They are against immigrants so maybe they burn cars and make it look like immigrants are behind it to turn people against immigrants.

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skliss

Or it could be immigrants...you have to look at what's both possible AND probable.  

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