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Sweden: Nationalist vigilantes patrol Stockholm

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1. M/S Man sprays "patrolled by Swedes" on the pavement 2. SOT, "Fredrik", Nordic Youth spokesperson (in Swedish): "It is all about that we want to protect our own areas. The latest days riots in Stockholm have showed that the police have no ability to protect peoples property or protect peoples health. They have failed with their tasks protecting society". 3. M/S Man knocks on his bullet proof vest 4. SOT, "Fredrik", Nordic Youth Leader (in Swedish): "There is of course always a risk when you go out to protect people's property. We are aware of eventual conflicts, but that is something we are prepared for, and we will handle that due to our own ability" 5. M/S Nationalists walk down the street 6. M/S Nationalists drive off 7. SOT, "Fredrik", Nordic Youth Leader (in Swedish): "Well, we will keep with what is written within the Swedish law, which allows for civil arrests. If we see someone who breaks the law, we will arrest them and call for the police and then keep them until we can hand them over to the police" 8. M/S Nationalist sprays: "no fires" and "Swedish zone" under that 9. M/S Nationalists walk down the street SCRIPT Sweden: Nationalist vigilantes patrol Stockholm A group of Nationalists from an organisation called "Nordic Youth" patrol the streets of Stockholm on Saturday. The young men have decided to take justice into their own hands after 6 nights of ongoing riots in the Swedish capital. Nordic Youth members showed off their bulletproof vests and wrote graffiti in areas they patrol. Immigrant-dominated suburbs of Stockholm were lit up with multiple raging fires and riots against police violence and inequality for six straight nights. The violence and rioting continues despite attempts by authorities to control the situation across the northern suburbs of Sweden's capital. The trouble began in response to a police shooting of a 69 year old man, reportedly with an immigrant background, on May 13. Masked youths have since set the torch to hundreds of vehicles and attacked schools, police stations, and other buildings. The Nordic Youth wants to protect their homes. According to "Fredrik", a spokesperson for Nordic Youth: "It is all about that we want to protect our own areas. The latest days riots in Stockholm have showed that the police have no ability to protect peoples property or protect peoples health. They have failed with their tasks protecting society". Every patrol brings with it the chance of retaliation and conflict. "Fredrik" warned: "There is of course always a risk when you go out to protect people's property. We are aware of eventual conflicts, but that is something we are prepared for, and we will handle that due to our own ability" Citizen vigilante groups operate in a legal limbo. "Fredrik" justified the actions of his group, saying: "Well, we will keep with what is written within the Swedish law, which allows for civil arrests. If we see someone who breaks the law, we will arrest them and call for the police and then keep them until we can hand them over to the police"