If you have been a follower of my work for a longer time, you know that I used to report a lot about the situation in Sweden, as there sadly has been a lot of crime happening there in recent years.
Now we have had several days of continuous riots and it is a miracle that no-one has been killed. Just take a look at a video of the madness.
There’s been a large problem with gang crime, with there being around 60 so called no-go zones around the country. These are areas where police are struggling to have control, and in the worst places the criminals more or less run the area freely.
These are not safe places. These are places where shooting, rapes and even bombings are common place. Yes, you read that correctly. There has in fact been 737 bombings in Sweden in just a 4 year time period.
Yet you barely hear anything about this disaster in the media.
Now something has happened that should be bigger news.
I have been warning for years about the increase in crime in Sweden and now it has taken on a new ugly form. Massive riots. Absolute pandemonium. For many nights in a row, people have been attacking the police with rocks, setting cars on fire and just engaging in complete lawlessness.
And this has been happening not just in one city. This has been happening in many different cities across Sweden at the same time for many days in a row. Some of the riots have been taking place in the so called no-go zones.
And the reason for these riots? Well, it all comes down to free speech. You see, there is a Danish politician called Rasmus Paludan that has been going around in Sweden holding demonstrations.
Now this guy is a weird guy and not someone that I support myself. That said, he of course has a right to free speech. In his demonstrations he has been burning the quran and this has made some people very angry. Sweden says that it is his right under free speech to do this in a democracy, which is why he has been allowed to go ahead with his demonstrations, allthough some of his demonstrations were cancelled because of the riots.
This has then caused angry mobs of people to unleash their anger on the police, fighting with them in the streets for days. Many civilian cars have been set on fire, Rocks have been flying everywhere. At one point a police car was even hijacked and they drove it around town.
Police say that they think criminal gangs are responsible for the violence. It is likely these criminal gangs that operate in these no-go zones that have been causing this.
One police officer even said that women in their 40-60s and children joined to throw rocks at the police. In total hundreds of people have been rioting and throwing rocks in the once peaceful country of Sweden.
26 police officers have been injured as a result of the riots.
14 civilians are injured.
20 police cars are damaged or destroyed.
A school has been set on fire.
Things got so bad that police fired warning shots in self defence, shooting 3 people while doing so.
”This is gross violence aimed at life and property, and especially against police. These are not regular counter demonstrators. We have strong suspicions that those who go to attack against the police and rescue services have connections to criminal gangs, where there are individuals who aren’t afraid of using guns” said Swedish police chief Anders Thornberg.
”These are serious symptoms of a bigger problem we have in Sweden. Gangs are recruiting, children are being lured to join gangs before they become adults. Here, society must react more resolutely” he said further.
When I was in Sweden...
I remember when I was in Sweden back in 2017 reporting on some protests that was taking place in Gothenburg. It was wild. It was a neo-Nazi group on one side, and far-left Antifa protesters on the other side counter protesting. Among the Antifa protesters were people that seemed to be from the criminal gangs. They even engaged in rock throwing, as they are doing in the riots now.
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As all of this was going on, a guy just standing a few meters away from me starting throwing rocks at police using a slingshot. At one point he missed and the rock flew very close to my head, hitting the house behind me and I got it all on video, you can see for yourself on my YouTube channel here.
Now as it turns out, the guy with the slingshot was known to police from before and he had apparently been trained by an actual terrorist group in Somalia. This guy was likely involved with the criminal gangs that the police now are blaming for the riots happening today.
It is wild that this kind of thing can happen in a modern European country. No-one could have ever thought that this would happen in the previously peaceful country of Sweden. In fact, we used to be one of the most peaceful countries on earth, yet now it is not the case anymore. In fact, Sweden is topping EU violent crime charts.
We have sky-high number of shootings, rapes and bombings in Sweden. If you told this to someone 20 years ago no-one would believe you. Now it’s happening and it’s being mostly ignored by the media.
It only took 20 years to go from a peaceful country to this.
If you found my article informative, please make sure to share it everywhere to let people know what is happening in my home country. It breaks my heart to see this happening to my beautiful Sweden. Thank you!