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Sweden: Terror in Stockholm

Shock quickly followed by strong showing of solidarity.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms the horrific suspected terrorist attack on Drottninggatan in Stockholm last Friday, 7 April. Four people were killed and 15 others injured. We mourn with all those affected.
In Stockholm, shock and concern was quickly followed by a strong showing of solidarity to all those left stranded in the city, with offers of beds, food and transport. It is important that this wave of solidarity continues and that any attempts to create fear and division, which is the goal with this type of attack, are countered.

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Sweden

Sweden: Who could believe it?

What is behind Trump’s attack? “You see what happened last night in Sweden.? Sweden!…Who could believe it? Sweden.” Those comments in typical Trump style, made in a speech in Melbourne, Florida, Friday 10 February, have caused a worldwide debate. It was not a mistake, but a conscious mentioning of Sweden by Donald Trump. In the following sentence, he said: “Sweden! They took in large numbers”. The purpose was to support his wall and travel ban, pointing at refugees and muslims as criminal.

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