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Youths set cars ablaze in Stockholm suburb

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Youths set cars ablaze in Stockholm suburb


Youths have thrown rocks and other missiles at police for a second night running in a suburb of Stockhom.

Around 100 of them came out on the streets and targeted officers and their cars.

The unrest was in Husby, a low income neighbourhood, home mainly to first or second generation immigrants where around a third of school children leave education with low grades.

Ten cars were set ablaze and one fireman was injured when he was hit by a rock.

The police eventually made six arrests.

“They light a fire somewhere and the fire service goes to the scene of the fire. The police have to escort the fire engines and the stone throwing starts again, “ said police spokeswoman Diana Sundin.

It is not clear what started the riots in a country which has always been proud of its diverse population and welcoming imigartion policies. However this year the government has indicated it is considering introducing quotas.

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