Riots broke out in Sweden recently when a mob began to throw rocks at officers, who say they were trying to arrest a wanted man on the subway, when the mob attacked.
In the town of Rinkeby, which is labeled as a no-go zone, there was several injured, with numbers still being confirmed, and more than 10 cars that were set on fire. Police were forced to fire into the crowd to try and contain the violence.
Witnesses say more than 30 thugs began to pelt police with rocks. Sylvia Odin, of the Stockholm police, said: “There was stone throwing and they were placed in a situation where a number of people jointly attacked and threw stones. They felt vulnerable and threatened.”
Another officer told Aftonbladet: “The police were cornered between the stone throwers and their car and shot towards the stone thrower but missed.”
This comes a few days after liberal media slammed President Trump for “making up” a terrorist attack in Sweden. The president clarified that he had just been reacting to a segment he saw on Fox news, which described the crime rate as rising due to the rise of immigrants in Sweden.
Stockholm police were forced to fire a shot into the rampaging crowd in the hard-hit suburb of Rinkeby, after a mob of around 30 thugs started attacking the officers with rocks.
Violence erupted after the police had tried to arrest a wanted person on the subway.
Sylvia Odin, of the Stockholm police, said: “There was stone throwing and they were placed in a situation where a number of people jointly attacked and threw stones. They felt vulnerable and threatened.
No suspects have been arrested after the clashes, however officers are treating the incident as a riot and assault on police.
The shocking attack on officers came after President Trump told a rally in Florida over the weekend that Sweden was facing a crisis after Fox News aired a segment where a gloomy picture of Sweden was portrayed.
He said: “You look at what’s happening in Germany, you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.
“Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
Hitting back at the Republican’s claims, Mr Löfven said: “I was, like many others I believe, surprised by the comments made about Sweden this weekend.
“We have opportunities, we have challenges, we’re working (on) them every day. But I think also we must all take responsibility for using facts correctly, and for verifying any information that we spread.”