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  • Dec 18, 2014
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Segregation cited as root of riots in immigrant areas of Stockholm

Cars burn in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby on Wednesday after youths rioted for the fourth night in a row. Photo: EPA

Sweden has long been a bastion of generous social welfare and an egalitarian political culture. So many people were shocked when scores of youths hurled rocks at police and set cars ablaze during rioting in several largely immigrant areas near Stockholm this week.

Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 4:21am

Cars, schools ablaze in fifth night of Stockholm riots

Firemen extinguish a blaze at a nursery school in the suburb of Kista after youths rioted in several different suburbs around Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday. Photo: AFP

More than a dozen cars were torched and schools, shops and a police station were set ablaze as riots swept through Stockholm’s immigrant-dominated suburbs for the fifth straight night.

24 May 2013 - 8:50pm

Stockholm riots raise fresh debate on immigration

Firefighters extinguish a burning car, following riots in the Stockholm suburb of Kista late on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

Four nights of rioting that has spread across Stockholm immigrant districts has raised fears that decades of integration efforts have gone dangerously awry.

24 May 2013 - 4:32am