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Police evict Roma from camp in Malmö

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Police evict Roma from camp in Malmö


Police have forcibly removed about 100 people from a make shift Roma camp in Sweden’s southern city of Malmö.

Dozens of officers arrived before dawn to clear out residents who had ignored a court order giving them until the weekend to leave.

The action ends a long standoff over the site deemed unsanitary by local authorities.

Roma, mostly from Romania and Bulgaria, are free to travel to Sweden as EU citizens. But a recent increase in arrivals has alarmed city authorities, and triggered criticism from a growing political far right who say the country is a soft touch for migrants.

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