Swedish capital again wracked by nightly rioting

Last Updated: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 15:14

Stockholm: Police say that overnight violence in suburban districts of Stockholm was less intense than previous nights but as many as 25 cars had been burned.

Police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said today 19 people were detained on the sixth straight night of violence, but there had been no hurling of rocks against officers as in previous days.

The unrest in the Stockholm suburbs, some of which are predominantly populated by immigrants, was sparked by perceived police brutality after officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man who had locked himself in his apartment.

Yesterday, police said they were receiving reinforcement from other parts of the country.

First Published: Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 14:48
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