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Sweden’s Largest Opposition Party Seeks to Deploy Military to ‘Reclaim’ Country From Criminal Gangs

Despite initial reluctance, the Swedish authorities have started to associate the uptick in violent crime and gang shootouts with immigration, especially following an acknowledgement of integration problems by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven last year.

Following the recent spate of severe violence in the blighted Gothenburg suburb of Hjällbo, which has been described as gangland infighting and clan wars, the liberal-conservative Moderates, Sweden’s largest opposition party have suggested deploying the military to stop the local conflict amid an understaffed and underfunded police force.

Gothenburg municipal councillor Hampus Magnusson cited a decision to allow military intervention against gang crime recently adopted by the party in Western Sweden, which is soon to be discussed at a national meeting.

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By Igor Kuznetsov
Sputnik International


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