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Riots plague Stockholm district

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 00:51

May 21 - Youths set cars ablaze and throw rocks at police in a northern Stockholm suburb for a second night. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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Rioting in the Swedish capital for the second night. Police say they don't know what caused between 50 and 100 youths to throw rocks at police and set cars on fire in the ethnically mixed Stockholm suburb of Husby. (SOUNDBITE)(Swedish) POLICE SPOKESPERSON DIANA SUNDIN SAYING: "They light a fire somewhere and the fire service goes to the scene of the fire. The police has to escort the fire engines and the stone throwing starts again and the circus resumes." Police arrested six people and said there were kids as young as 12 joining the riots. In the morning, the still smoking shells of burnt cars line the streets. (SOUNDBITE)(Swedish) HUSBY RESIDENT MEHRDAD GHOLIZADEH SAYING: "It feels horrible to come here in the morning and to see this," says this local resident. "One wants to cry". Local media reports said the unrest could be connected to the police shooting of a machete-wielding man in the suburb last week.

Riots plague Stockholm district

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 00:51

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