STOCKHOLM, Sweden – A number of suspected grenade attack explosions have rocked Stockholm over the past few days, echoing similar attacks in Malmo where immigrant gangs are going to war over grievances imported from their homelands.
The southern city of Malmo has become a byword for the seemingly ubiquitous grenade attack in Sweden in recent months, with almost 40 hand grenade and other detonations recorded this year. Yet similar such attacks, where property and vehicles are attacked in the dead of night in a series of tit-for-tat reprisals between gangs is new to capital Stockholm, which has seen two explosions in the same neighbourhood in three days.
Monday’s grenade attack, which took place outside a Kurdish people’s association office in a block of flats just before two o’clock in the morning left no casualties, but a number of windows blown out. Violent Turkish -Kurd confrontations took place in the city centre only hours before, but police have refused to comment on whether the events may be linked, reports local paper Aftonbladet.
On Sunday afternoon, thousands of Kurds and Turks held counter protests in the Sergel Square outside the central railway station. The event soon became confrontational, as stones and fireworks were thrown between the sides and scuffles erupted. Police moved in to calm the situation but were unable to prevent serious violence, with citizen-shot videos being rapidly shared on social media showing officers beating protesters to the ground while being pelted with objects.
Fighting over territorial disputes taking place over 2,000 miles away, the imported conflicts of Turks and Kurds in Sweden are echoed anywhere in Europe where mass migration has become the norm. Breitbart London has reported on a number occasions over the past week where the violence after the protest has officially ended is greater than while there are police around to keep a watchful eye.
In Switzerland at the weekend two Kurds were killed when a car of Turkish nationalists drove into a crowd at high speed in the aftermath of a violent protest, before fleeing the scene. Graphic videos taken by eye-witnesses show the black Mercedes accelerating towards a group of Kurds walking away from the protest. Despite best efforts by the police, the city was still in a state of chaos well into the evening.
In Germany on Friday, the state government was forced to deploy the army to the streets of Frankfurt to try and calm Turkish-Kurdish riots. Over 4,000 troops were moved into the city to police a “solidarity march for fallen Turkish soldiers” which was attacked by Kurds throwing bottles and stones.
Breitbart London reported last year on wide-spread unrest across dozens of cities in Germany that lasted three nights as Kurds and Salafist Muslims clashed again, using kebab skewers, catering knives, brass knuckles, and even uprooted street furniture to settle their differences. A local police chief compared the violence to a “civil war”.
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