Riots Shake Stockholm for a 3rd Night
Gangs burn cars, buildings in Swedish capital
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 22, 2013 5:01 AM CDT
A car burns in the Stockholm suburb of Kista after youths rioted in several different suburbs around Stockholm for a third night.   (AP Photo/Scanipx Sweden, Fredrik Sandberg)

(Newser) – Groups of youths smashed shop windows, set cars ablaze, and burned down a cultural center last night as the riots that started in a Stockholm suburb after a fatal police shooting spread to other low-income areas of the Swedish capital. A police spokeswoman says 30 vehicles were set ablaze in six suburbs mainly populated by immigrants. Gangs of up to 60 youths also set fire to a school and a nursery and hurled rocks at police and firefighters. The unrest began over the weekend in response to the police shooting of a 69-year-old, knife-wielding man in a northwestern suburb.

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May 22, 2013 12:00 PM CDT
It is time to stop the colonization of western world by Mus-lims and Africans. Unlike the European colonization, this one actually invading, colonizing, and taking the countries of others. It does not matter if this is done not by weapons. Democracy is important - but a country cannot commit suicide when people exploit its freedom and liberal values.
May 22, 2013 12:00 PM CDT
Each country has the right to determined it's future and characteristics. There are hundred of millions of Mu-s-lims that will be glad to come to the west. If the current trend continues; within a short period of time the west will be colonized by Mu-s-lims. A country has the right to have a selective immigration policy. A country has the right to preserve its nature.
May 22, 2013 11:20 AM CDT
What happened they run out of cheese curds?