A GANG of youths armed with Molotov cocktails torched as many as 15 cars in Frölunda Gothenburg. There were also several reports of fires in Hjällbo in northeast Gothenburg.
Fires were also started in the Kronegården in Trollhättan. Staff from Norra Älvsborg’s Rescue Service Federation from Trollhättan and Vänersborg stood at a breakpoint just outside the fires and awaited the all clear from police who had to secure the area.
Police were attacked by youths in Gothernburg. The police spokeswomen, Ulla Brehm said:“We have received information that it is about masked youth with hoodies and Adidas jogging bottoms that poured fuel on several cars. We realise that there is a group of between six and eight.”
Next month Sweden goes to the polls with the populist Swedish Democrats currently in the lead in the polls although the ruling Social Democrats are trying every trick in the book to stop them winning what would be a shock victory in a country where the dominance of social democratic politics has been complete. However, given the frequency of events like those of last night it is not hard to see why the Swedish people are turning away from the failures of social democracy.