Swedish PM says integration of immigrants has failed, fueled gang crime


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  • Thursday, 28 Apr 2022

FILE PHOTO: Cars are seen set on fire in Rosengard district, following Quran burnings that caused riots in several Swedish towns over the Easter weekend, in Malmo, Sweden April 17, 2022. Picture taken April 17, 2022. Johan Nilsson/TT News Agency/via REUTERS

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden has failed to integrate the vast numbers of immigrants it has taken in over the past two decades, leading to parallel societies and gang violence, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Thursday, as she launched a series of initiatives to combat organised crime.

Many Swedes were shocked earlier this month after violent riots left more than 100 police injured. The violence erupted after a Swedish-Danish politician burned the Quran at a rally and sought to hold more in several immigrant-dominated neighborhoods.

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