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Up To 100 Masked Men Attack Refugees In Sweden

According to a report from Buzzfeed News, a group of approximately 100 masked men physically attacked Swedish immigrants in a train station Friday night.

Immediately before the attack, several subsets of the group were seen passing out anti-immigration and white nationalist fliers.

Via Think Progress:

Four suspects were arrested in conjunction with the incident, but have since been released. No serious injuries have been reported.

Video of the incident, released by Swedish news station Aftonbladet, shows the group of men running through the station and shouting. Swedish police told Buzzfeed News that the incident took place around 8:30 p.m. local time near Stockholm’s biggest square. The men did not appear to be carrying weapons, though one carried what police described as brass knuckles. The alleged assailants were men between the ages of 15 and 30.

It is not known if the attack has been connected to any particular hate group at this time, but the attack comes amidst a sharp rise in tensions between immigrant and traditional Swedish groups. On January 26, a woman was stabbed to death by a 15 year old immigrant while working at a center for teenagers seeking asylum.

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  1. Marcus Kerttu 15 years old found Death in Kalix ,Övertorneå on 24/7/2015.

    Marcus was a depressed boy who was medicated with , Lithium, rispadol , Fluoxetine then he was given two guns by his father to kill himself( honor killing) my son had very low vitamin D 8nmol/L 140pmol/l.
    No investigation has been carried out. Mother from Kenya , Father Swedish. it is 7 months now, I have reported the matter to JO the body that overseas the police work. As africans living in Sweden we have no rights, even our children can be murdered and everybody will look the other way, but this will be a big mistake.http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/forsvunne-marcus-15-har-hittats-i-new-york/