Journalist went to Swedish No-Go-Zone to interview stone-throwers – was stoned
The journalist Valentina Xhaferi went to the Stockholm suburb of Tensta to record a television program about stone throwing.
But once there, she and the cameraman were chased away and had stones thrown at them.
– They thought we crossed the limit and that we were standing on their ground, says Valentina Xhaferi, to the Swedish newspaper Expressen.
Police officers say that threats and stone throwing have become daily events when they are patrolling in some of the suburbs of Stockholm.
In connection with a story about this, investigative journalist Valentina Xhaferi from the TV channel TV8, along with a cameraman, went to the no-go-zone of Tensta in Stockholm.
Police officers testify about how they are subjected to stone throwing in Tensta. Valentina Xhaferi wanted the people living there to be heard about what really lies behind the headlines coming out of the suburb. She got some hard answers, literally, as they were themselves attacked – and chased away.
They went to Tensta center, where they set up the camera and started shooting film clip images to the report. They made contact with a person who agreed to be interviewed. But then he walked away and told them to wait for him to come back. After five minutes, another man approach the camera man.
“Why are you filming?” he asks, and sounds very upset. Then he goes away only to return with his pals.
– They thought we crossed the limit and that we were standing on their ground. That we could not stand there and work, says Valentina Xhaferi.
The situation becomes bad and she asks them to leave.
– Then he becomes very, very angry and says he’ll get stones and show us what stoning is. When I saw that he was armed with a stone I just wanted to get out of there, says Valentina Xhaferi.
Then three guys come against her from the subway and ask what they are doing there. The cameraman push the record button on
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