A complete of 36 individuals have been charged by Swedish prosecutors in connection with a Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstration final yr in Gothenburg that escalated right into a riot.
The group of 36 individuals are charged with a lot of crimes related to the violence that came about on June seventh of final yr, together with violent rioting, sabotage of emergency companies operations, vandalism, violence towards a public official, and costs of assault.
The incidents of violence came about after the BLM demonstration when the organiser ended the occasion after talking with the police. Prosecutors say that the state of affairs then descended right into a full-blown riot, broadcaster SVT reviews.
“The violence has mainly consisted of participants in the crowd kicking, beating, and throwing stones and other objects at the police and their vehicles,” prosecutor Elisabeth Trouvé said in a press launch on Thursday.
Investigators say they’ve a minimum of 145 hours price of footage from public CCTV cameras in addition to police physique digital camera footage, movies posted on social media, and photographs from outlets in the world. The trial for the 36 individuals concerned is scheduled to begin in November.
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In the times after the riot, Gothenburg police chief Erik Nord admitted that he didn’t foresee the quantity of violence that might happen on the day which noticed a minimum of 15 to twenty vehicles set on hearth.
“These are quarrelsome people who just wanted riots and that is the most difficult thing a police organisation can face. It took quite a few hours before we had it under control,” Nord said.
The Gothenburg riot was not the one BLM protest final summer time in Sweden. In the multicultural metropolis of Malmo, for instance, BLM protestors demanded the abolition of the police.
“Although the history of the Swedish police does not have the same relation to slavery as the United States, it is the same structures that have emerged: institutionalised racism, where it is clear who is most persecuted, stopped and controlled, abused, locked up and even murdered,” the leaflet alleged.
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