Sweden: ‘Husby gathers to oppose violence’

23 May 2013 – Presseurop Svenska Dagbladet

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In response to riots that have rocked the working-class Stockholm suburb of Husby for the last four days, on May 22, parents and representatives of civil society groups held a demonstration to protest against vandalism and police brutality.

To date, several dozen cars and a police station have been set ablaze, and the riots have also spread to the Swedish capital's other neighbourhoods.

The events have relaunched debate on the integration of immigrants and the Swedish social model. As one resident of Husby remarked in Svenska Dagbladet

We work and pay taxes, but our children do not succeed in school, and spend the entire day idling in the centre of town. What is to become of them?

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