‘Group of Young African Masked Men’ Attacks Australian News Crew in Sweden

People take part in a demonstration in solidarity with migrants in Stockholm on September 12, 2015.)
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The crew of the Australian news magazine 60 Minutes was attacked by “a group of young African masked men” in Sweden while working on a story about the European immigration crisis.

The news crew was shooting in Rinkeby, a suburb of Stockholm. While interviewing residents, a cameraman was attacked when a car pulled up next to him.

As the Daily Mail reports:

‘After two minutes fuss about why they would shoot right in Rinkeby as the driver drove over the cameraman’s foot. The man fell and lay still for a moment while the team continued to film the car quickly drove away.’

Police were called and took statements but once they left another group lay siege on the Australian crew.

‘A photographer was attacked and received a blow on the mouth with a closed fist so that the bloodshed occurred,’ wrote Jan Sjunnesson.

‘A jar was then discarded into the camera. At the same time attacked another photographer who also was beaten right across the chin so that a tooth loose.’

A spokesman for Australia’s Nine Network confirmed that the crew was quote on assignment in Europe with their reporting a story about the migrant crisis” and said that the crew has returned to their hotel and are fine.

Filming continues on the story, and the footage of the attack will be used in it.

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