Swedish police admit concealing mass sexual assults by migrants for political reasons

Swedish police admit concealing mass sexual assults by migrants for political reasons
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Gangs of boys and young men have harassed girls at a youth festival in Stockholm for two years in a row, and police dealt with the matter, but stated in external communication that the festival had gone smoothly. Now, the police are self-critical about not communicating what really went on, and the Prime Minister has called what happened a double let-down for young women.

The Stockholm police’s head of communications Varg Gyllander says it was wrong not to speak openly about it, and an investigation is underway into how the communication department handled the case.

“As (the person responsible for communications) in Stockholm, I am self-critical, we should have communicated that. I actually do not know why it did not happen,” said Varg Gyllander.

“Police have, as I understand the information I have been given, done a pretty big job there. A number of people have been removed due to harassment of women,” he told Swedish Radio News.

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