A news team from the Swedish national broadcaster SVT reported having stones thrown at them while reporting from the site of a planned Islamic center in the migrant rich district of Uppsala.
According to SVT, two of their journalists were in the Stenhagen district of Uppsala, an area well-known for its significant migrant populations, to interview representatives from the Dawa foundation who are planning to build an Islamic center in the area.
“When the group went into the woods where the center is to be built to film an interview, several large stones landed next to them on the ground,” the journalists from SVT said.
At first, the group of journalist thought that the objects falling from the sky were just pine cones. However, upon returning to their vehicle, they discovered that their tires had been slashed and that a large stone had been thrown through the back window.
“Then we went back to the forest grove and saw that it was not pine cones that had fallen but stones that someone threw at us, the biggest being the size of fists,” said SVT Uppsala editor-in-chief Daniel Legue.
“It could have ended badly,’ Legue added.
Police were called to the scene and the incident was classified as an attempt for gross mischief and injury.
So far, no suspects have been arrested.
Earlier this month, Voice of Europe reported that due to the lack of police personnel, several Swedish no-go zones have been compelled to hire private security firms to help battle rising crime and violence.
No-go zones populated mainly by North African and Middle Eastern migrants who refuse to integrate into European society have become an ever-increasing problem for authorities across Europe.
Attacks on firefighters, police, and other emergency services in these no-go zones have become increasingly common.
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