Sweden: Migration minister attacked at refugee home

Sweden’s Minister for Justice and Migration, Morgan Johansson has been attacked with a fire extinguisher after visiting a housing project for refugees in southern Sweden, but is not thought to have been injured.

Morgan Johansson was leaving the building when a man grabbed a fire extinguisher and sprayed foam over the minister, according to reports in regional newspaper Kristianstadsbladet.

According to the paper, the Social Democrat politician barely had time to react before a guard from Sweden’s Security Service (Säpo) pulled the man to the ground.

The minister had spent the day visiting various locations around Kristianstad, a city in Skåne in southern Sweden.

The refugee accommodation he was attacked at is on the former site of Broby Hospital, a healthcare centre which closed down several years ago.

Earlier on Monday the Swedish Migration Board announced it was tripling the maximum number of residents allowed at asylum centres from 200 to 650, to cope with rising demand.

Sweden became the first European country in 2013 to grant automatic residency to Syrian refugees and has since seen asylum requests rise to record levels, which are still expected to reach about 90,000 in 2015…

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  • Alain

    Do people actually expect Muslim gratitude after all that the world has seen?

  • Canadian

    You done the crime, you pays the price!

  • poppabox

    No free Sky or Fox tv? I can understand why!

  • Just a thought

    Oh, sorry minister. It’s just that someone said you was a flaming A__. Just trying to help.

  • k1962

    Just shut the damn door already. How stupid can people get?

  • john s

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving pol.

  • eMan14

    I kind of wish he was hurt. Maybe some sense would have been knocked into the minister. And goodness knows Sweden needs more common sense.

  • Ken

    Hard to believe these people are descended from Vikings. F**k.