Two young men arrested for Sweden's auto fires

В Швеции молодежь в масках массово поджигает машины

In the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Monday night, plumes of smoke rose above the shells of burned cars as fire engines raced to put out a string of blazes that were captured on camera. Gothenburg is 250 miles south-west of Stockholm.

Lippens added that because the fires started within a short period, "we can not exclude that there is a connection between the blazes".

The arsonists dressed like the left-wing radical group Antifa and used social media to coordinate the attack.

Brehm said that burning cars was "not a new phenomenon in Sweden" during the week before school starts.


"Honestly we do not know whether this has something to do with it", Fuxborg said.

"We have spoken with them but we can not conclude they started the fires".

Two men, 16 and 21 years old, were arrested Tuesday and police said they expected to make more arrests during the day. More suspects likely could be detained. He said the fires seemed to be "extremely organized".

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was infuriated by the violence, and was reported to have asked of the attackers, "What the hell are you doing?" No injuries were reported, but photos show that many cars were destroyed. Lofven asked in the interview, as though addressing those who set the fires, adding that he is "really getting mad". In Trollhattan 40 people attacked the police and smashed shop Windows, set fire to cars. "I am speechless. This so awful, it's destructive and it's pure evil", Jonas Ransgaard, a member of the Goteborg City council, told local daily Goteborgs-Posten.

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