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00:33 31.01.2016(updated 00:46 31.01.2016) Get short URL
200-strong mob attacks refugee minors at Stockholm train station after reports of Moroccan street children “taking over”Following reports of street gangs made up of migrant teenagers raising havoc across Stockholm, a group of thugs responded with their own brand of violence by targeting refugee children at Stockholm’s main train station.
A wave of about 200 black-clad, masked men stormed Stockholm’s main train station last night assaulting unaccompanied refugee children and anyone who did not look ethnically Swedish, according to Swedish media reports.
The mob “gathered with the purpose of attacking refugee children,” said Stockholm Police spokesperson Towe Hagg.
Witnesses described the attack as coordinated.
“I saw maybe three people who were beaten,” said one witness. “That was no football brawl or something similar. They targeted migrants. I was quite scared and ran away.”
Before launching their attacks, the mob handed out leaflets denouncing the death of Alexandra Mezher, a 22-year-old social worker who was fatally stabbed by a Somali-born, 15-year-old asylum seeker at a shelter for unaccompanied refugee children.
“… we refuse to accept the repeated assaults and harassment against Swedish women,” the leaflet reads. “We refuse to accept the destruction of our once to safe society. When our political leadership and police show more sympathy for murderers than for their victims, there are no longer any excuses to let it happen without protest …
“This is why, today, 200 Swedish men gathered to take a stand against the north African ‘street children’ who are running rampage in and around the capital’s central station.”
Last week, police warned of Moroccan street children “taking over” Stockholm’s main train. The all-male gangs are roaming the station while stealing, groping women, and attacking security guards.
Some of these gang members are as young as nine, and many have abandoned the housing provided to them by the Swedish government for life on the streets.
Many are orphans hailing from the slums of Casablanca and Tanger in Morocco, where local authorities estimate there are about 80,000 “street children.”