Last weekend, trouble broke out in the Hammarkullen section of Gothenburg. On Saturday, police were attacked by young men throwing rocks at them.
Police decided to increase their presence on Sunday after the Saturday event. That evening they responded to a call about a car on fire at a local garage. Upon arriving, they were attacked by young men, one of whom threw a Molotov cocktail.
Officers discovered a cache of nine more Molotovs in the area and confiscated them. Three young men aged between 18 and 20 were arrested at the scene after they attempted to flee.”
Things calmed down after midnight and those arrested faced charges of rioting, assaulting a police officer and vandalism of the car that was burned.
Hammarkullen is just one of 55 no-go zones where Swedish police are not welcome and often attacked. Last December, police had to use a helicopter and call in special police forces to restore order after several cars were set on fire.
Even the capital of Stockholm has areas considered “no-go.”
In February, the Rinkeby suburb erupted after the arrest of a local youth on drug charges. Cars were set on fire and shops were looted by rampaging young men.
The local youth in no-go zones show no respect for police officers and often tell police they have no authority to come into the area. Many of the youth involved are part of the migrant population.
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