Refugees protest rural Sweden relocation – refuse to get off bus

Rural  Sweden in winter. Source.

Some 40 asylum-seekers refused to leave the bus when they arrived at their destination in rural northern Sweden, demanding that they be taken back to Malmö or “some big city”

When the transport arrived at a housing centre in Grytan south of Östersund the asylum-seekers didn’t like the look of what they saw.

“I am 75-years-old and come from the Middle East. Then I get sent to a place that looks like this,” said a man from Syria to the local Östersunds-Posten daily, pointing to the icy road.

“It is dangerous for me to be here,” he said.

The asylum-seekers, who originate from several countries, refused to leave the bus when it arrived at the small Swedish town. The police were called to assist at the scene but declined to help in escorting the group from the bus…

…The Migration Board’s (Migrationsverket) press officer Fredrik Bengtsson explained that asylum-seekers are not entitled to select the location of their residence.

“We have experienced sometimes that asylum-seekers have a idea of what to expect in Sweden. When that image does not correspond to reality, it becomes a problem.”

“When we have the current situation where so many are arriving in Sweden then we are unable to house them all where they want to live.”

Asylum-seekers are however free to find their own accommodation in a city of their choice…


The Swedes are being stupid again (so what else is new?). They refuse to acknowledge that people want to live with their own. If they did they would acknowledge that a perfect blended society is not going to happen.

And, hey, these “refugees” do not sound so desperate to get to Sweden after all.  

If the Swedes are so short of housing that they are forced to put them up in remote rural locations perhaps Sweden needs to learn to say NO. (But they won’t). 

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