Riots in Swedish capital just days after Trump comments

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 22 (ANI): Riots broke out in a predominantly immigrant neighborhood in the northern suburbs of Stockholm just two days after U.S. President Donald Trump sparked outcry and confusion by seeming to incorrectly imply that immigrants had perpetrated a recent spate of violence in Sweden. According to the Washington Post, a crowd in Rinkeby neighborhood burned about half a dozen cars, vandalized several shopfronts and threw rocks at police. Some reports suggested that the Monday clashes started when police arrested a suspect and people started throwing stones at them. Rinkeby was also the scene of riots in 2010 and 2013. Trump during a Saturday rally in Florida had said "look what's happening last night in Sweden" as a reference to a supposed frightening security episode in the country. The President clarified his remarks a day after on Twitter saying that he drew his claim about immigrant violence in Sweden from a Fox News segment in which two Swedish police officers were interviewed. (ANI)