Riots Shake Stockholm for a 3rd Night

Gangs burn cars, buildings in Swedish capital
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 22, 2013 5:01 AM CDT
Riots Shake Stockholm For a Third Night
A car burns in the Stockholm suburb of Kista after youths rioted in several different suburbs around Stockholm for a third night.   (AP Photo/Scanipx Sweden, Fredrik Sandberg)

Groups of youths smashed shop windows, set cars ablaze, and burned down a cultural center last night as the riots that started in a Stockholm suburb after a fatal police shooting spread to other low-income areas of the Swedish capital. A police spokeswoman says 30 vehicles were set ablaze in six suburbs mainly populated by immigrants. Gangs of up to 60 youths also set fire to a school and a nursery and hurled rocks at police and firefighters. The unrest began over the weekend in response to the police shooting of a 69-year-old, knife-wielding man in a northwestern suburb. (Read more Stockholm stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.