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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
Riots Shake Stockholm For a Third Night
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. (Read more Stockholm stories.)

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