Sweden has the highest rape rate in Europe. Disturbingly almost half of the rape victims are children. Rapes in Sweden have soared since the country started to take in large numbers of Muslim migrants and refugees. Has Sweden figured out the problem?
Protest after three vicious rapes of teenagers in a month.
“We have a government that claims to be feminist, but at the same time does not act, when the legal system signals that women’s bodies are public property,” said medical student Camilla Lundgren who organized the protest.
However, it was the news of a Swedish court releasing three men, accused of raping a woman in the Stockholm suburb of Fittja in 2016, that prompted Lundgren to call on local residents to join the demonstration. On Tuesday, the court acquitted all five defendants in the case due to insufficient evidence.
I was not surprised, but at the same time, I’m totally disturbed. It feels hopeless. It’s like our politicians do not think women are human,” Lundgren said of the decision. RT
Yesterday’s protest, filmed by a participant, saw demonstrators demand police protection, tougher punishment and that the government step in and push through proposed legislation on consent…
The protesters in Malmo outlined a series of demands on the Swedish government: tougher punishment for rapes, a Minster of Justice with competence in sexual violence issues and a National Police Commissioner ‘who cares about women’. DailyMail
The demonstrators were also protesting police advice that women stay indoors or walk in pairs, the police retracted their safety advice to women.
Hundreds of protesters raged against Swedish police Tuesday after the nation’s law enforcement warned women to “stay inside or walk in pairs” to avoid the slew of gang rapes that have plagued the country this fall.
Police issued the warning Sunday after a 17-year-old was gang-raped early Saturday morning in Malmo, Sweden, by an unknown number of attackers, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. The first of the series of rapes occurred on Nov. 4, followed by another just a week later. Malmo police have opened a preliminary investigation into the rape, and they have defended their comment, claiming their words are being taken out of context.
“It’s about common sense. We are not warning people not to be outside, but to think twice and maybe not walk alone late at night and instead go with others or take a taxi,” said Anders Nilsson, a Malmo police officer.
Despite their defense, however, Malmo police yielded to protesters Tuesday and retracted the statement. DailyCaller
No caution necessary – no common sense needed
“My advice is to behave as usual and not act on fear,” said police spokesperson Mats Karlsson.