Police in Sweden accused of hushing up asylum seeker assaults at festival

Police in Sweden have been accused of hushing up a series of sexual assaults by asylum seekers at Europe’s largest teen pop festival, with one senior officer saying police wanted to avoid “playing into the hands” of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrat party.

The scandal, which followed the leak of an internal memo to the DN newspaper, is the latest in a ripple effect seen across Europe following the sexual assaults allegedly carried out by asylum seekers in the German city of Cologne on New Year’s Eve.

According to Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter newspaper, from the very first day of We are Sthlm, a free festival held last August for 13-19 year olds, police were aware of gangs of young Afghan men surrounding and sexually harassing girls. The 2014 event had seen a similar wave of assaults, the paper said.

Members of 'Refugees are Welcome' react with police as they demonstrate against the Swedish control of identification from travelers and migrants, at Copenhagen International Airport in Kastrup, Denmark, Saturday, Jan. 9 2016. Sweden requires train companies offering a service across a bridge-and-tunnel link from Denmark to refuse passengers without IDs. (Thomas Borberg/ Polfoto via AP) DENMARK OUT

Members of ‘Refugees are Welcome’ react with police as they demonstrate against the Swedish control of identification from travelers and migrants, at Copenhagen International Airport in Kastrup, Denmark, Saturday, Jan. 9 2016. Sweden requires train companies offering a service across a bridge-and-tunnel link from Denmark to refuse passengers without IDs. (Thomas Borberg/ Polfoto via AP) DENMARK OUT

  • Shebel

    Good to see that those female Police are helping out.

    • Gary

      In Toronto they are Diversity Cops for Parades or Ethnic festivals or to comfort kids after a crisis with a teddy bear and a hug.
      Female Cops have the highest rates for LTD claims from the stress for those that actually do Policing to see domestic violence, child-abuse , suicides and ugly car crashes that have dead children among the adults.

      They were lied to by the Human Right Commissions that deemed
      the Police force a racist and sexist as if the $90,000.00 a year doesn’t have an responsibilities or Policing duties from the 9-1-1 calls.
      I knew that the Police recruitment Posters were lying to the Minorities by a False-Reality to show smiling Cops doing Cross Walk duty or Point Duty from an accident or Traffic Light failure.

      Just wait until the Fire Department is forced to have a Diversity quota where people want the big salary but aren’t told about the lifeless children they have to carry out from a house-fire , or the charred bodies still in bed or on the floor crawling to get fresh air but died on that spot.
      Obama wants Diversity in the Military , but this too is not for the faint hearted that may have to slit the throat of the enemy or dive on a grenade to save others. The smiling females look great in Peace time and I don’t doubt there are many that beat out the weaker males .
      Response units, Police or Military’s forces should NEVER be a Employment Equity wing of Governments . I remember when the media did a full coverage and very passionate reporting on a female Police Officer that died while on Duty and she was a Mother .
      Well, it’s happened to men for decades now , plus she was on Duty by but died when a car was hit by a drunk and it went out of control to crash which was what killed her.

      Father’s die too , yet women are seen as more valuable and it’s not a crisis until one is killed while on Duty.

  • Gary

    Canada got $crewed by the bogus refugees from Somalia that got their way onto a Plane bound for Toronto and destroyed their ID on the Plane as to deplane and make a Refugee claim.
    25 years later we still have the Somali Muslims dominated Welfare Alley apartment towers on Dixon rd while we are now seeing Somali mosques out west that are pumping out Jihadists making terrorism threat to Canada.
    This is how the post-9/11 muslism say thank you by the 2006 Terrorism plot to slaughter 5000+ civilians in Toronto along with beheading the PM.

    Imam Steve Rockwell made it clear that muslims will dominate one day to make canada an islamic state according to the quran when they are the majority.
    He had once defended Jihad terrorism but last year after the World has seen the islamic peace slaughters we had Rockwell run to the media to show how he now condemns ISIS and Jihad for the Caliphate.
    This treasonous A-hole has a TV show and the CRTC lets him spew his islamic Supremacy hatred at muslims to let them know that it’s their duty to claim canada for allah.

  • Alain

    As a Canadian I just cannot believe that the cops would do such a thing. No, not really since how many times have we seen it and still see it happening here.