Swedish Police Admit to Concealing Mass Sexual Assaults by Migrants for Political Reasons
Gangs of young men harassed girls at a youth festival in Stockholm, but police covered it up because many of the boys were migrants.
Now an investigation is underway to find out why the concealment happened.
Police said after the We are Sthlm festival that there were “relatively few crimes” and only a few people had been taken into custody.
But internal communication obtained by Dagens Nyheter showed a completely different picture, with police identifying gangs of boys going around and molesting girls.
Nineteen cases were reported to police, as well as one rape, and more than 50 suspects were identified.
Approximately 200 young men were removed from the festival, which is held over five days in central Stockholm every year.
“These cases are very particular. There are groups of guys who are deliberately focusing on surrounding and molesting girls. At first we were completely shocked by their actions,” Roger Ticoalu, head of events at Stockholm City council, told Sveriges Radio.
While Stockholm police spokesman Varg Gyllander claimed he doesn’t know why the cover-up happened, Peter Ågren, who was heading the police operation this past summer, said it may have been because the men accused of molesting the women were mainly migrants.
“Some times we do not really say how things are because we believe it may play into the hands of the Sweden
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