Aint’ multi-culturalism grand?
From Daily Mail: Sweden’s leading shopping mall has been deemed a no-go zone amid a spike in violence police say has been caused by unaccompanied migrants. Police are on high alert patrolling the Nordstan mall in Gothenburg after a spate of incidents involving staff and shoppers being threatened by gangs. In some cases, the number of youngsters outnumber the police and the rise in the sinister behaviour has seen the sales take a hit.
Many shoppers are now afraid to even visit the complex, according to RT, and even officers are being threatened by the gangs. ‘We have seen an increase since last autumn, with mostly unaccompanied minors who are staying here in Nordstan,’ one of the police managers, Jonas Bergqvist, told Expressen. ‘In the evening they deal drugs and violence between fractions sometimes occurs. If there are conflicts from their home countries, they bring them here.’
The trouble appears to start at around 8pm – the time shops shut for the day – when groups of up to 150 teens descend upon the mall. Police say the rise coincides with the increased number of unaccompanied migrants entering the country. A number of those involved are said to be youths from Syria, Afghanistan and Morocco, according to RT.
Among the alarming incidents include a youngster and a shopkeeper who were robbed with a broken class held to their throats.
Added to the chaos is the fact that police are finding it increasingly difficult to charge the offenders due to the lack of identification, meaning the teenagers are merely handed over to social services.
Officer Rikard Sorensen told RT: ‘I’ve had people in front of me that look like they are 35, but who claim to be 15. I can’t prove they’re lying so we have to release them,’ Rikard Sorensen, another officer.’
The troubles have seen the mall labeled a no-go zone, according to Expressen. An area is listed as such if there have been dangerous cases of muggings, robberies, harassment, and sexual assault.