As Election Looms, Sweden Is Burning Again Tonight

With the highly anticipated Swedish election looming next weekend, and the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats party having surged in the polls (until the last few days), the timing of tonight’s gang riots is only likely to enrage voters even more.

Up to 22 cars were torched or damaged across southern Sweden Friday morning, weeks after dozens of cars were set on fire using molotov cocktails.

Police in the southern city of Trollhättan have opened an investigation into one fire which left up to 10 cars damaged, according to local news outlet Aftonbladet. Authorities were also called to the Kronegården around 3:30 a.m. to put out a “fully-fledged” fire which had fully engulfed three cars before spreading further.

“It was a fully-fledged fire in three cars and then spread to the fire related cars,” said Johan Ytterberg, internal officer at Norra Älvsborg’s Rescue Service Federation.

According to the police, four cars were totally burned out and six cars, which were nearby, were injured by the fire.

The police have written a notification of gross damage, but no person is arrested for the crime. –Aftonbladet

Two weeks ago, we reportedthat multiple gangs of masked youths rampaging across three major Swedish cities, setting cars on fire in what appeared to be a coordinated action.



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