Saturday, May 25, 2013

Sweden Riots: Unrest Spreads Beyond Stockholm

Rioting in Sweden spread to towns outside Stockholm as youths took to the streets for a sixth successive night.

A car and school were set on fire and a police station attacked in the central town of Orebro, about 100 miles (160km) from the Swedish capital on Friday night and early Saturday morning.

And in the southwest town of Linkoping, groups of youths clashed with police.

Meanwhile, police in Stockholm said as many as 25 cars were torched and a police officer injured in the west of the city as the rioting continued.

In Orebro, an officer suffered an eye injury when rocks were hurled at the patrol car he was in, according to local police.