Thursday 17 April 2014

Swedish capital hit by rioting

A resident examines burnt cars in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby after youths rioted in several different suburbs for a fourth night (AP)

As many as 25 cars were set alight in another night of rioting in suburban districts of Stockholm, although police said the violence was less intense than previous nights.

Police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said 19 people were detained on the sixth straight night of violence, but there had been no hurling of rocks against officers as in previous days.

The unrest in the Stockholm suburbs, some of which are predominantly populated by immigrants, was sparked by perceived police brutality after officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man who had locked himself in his apartment.

On Friday, police said they were receiving reinforcement from other parts of the country.

Press Association

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