'Upper-class safari' angers Stockholmers
Published: 16 Jan 2012 15:47 GMT+01:00
Updated: 16 Jan 2012 15:47 GMT+01:00
Plans for a sightseeing trip to Saltsjöbaden to “see how the other half lives,” have been reported to police after coming under fire from residents of the well-to-do Stockholm suburb.
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The bus trip, arranged by “Everything for Everyone” (“Allt åt Alla”) has proved to be a big hit, with people seemingly desperate to peek behind the curtains of the rich and famous.
The actual aim of the organizers however, is to debunk the myth of Sweden being a classless society and to highlight the gulf between the classes.
Not everyone seems to be so enamoured with the idea though.
One resident of the exclusive suburb was apparently so enraged by the news, that he filed an official complaint to the police, citing an intrusion of privacy.
His plea was apparently given short shrift by the local police force though.
“Anyone is free to organize something like this,” Ulla Krogh at Nacka Police told the local newspaper Näcka-Värmdö Posten.
Highlights of the Saltsjöbaden tour will apparently include the chance to meet Rolf, who lives in Sweden’s most expensive house, the sea view from “Oscar’s” house, one of those featured in the popular comedy series "Solsidan", as well as the Grand Hotell in Saltsjöbaden.
Before reaching the upscale suburb, however, the bus will go through Fisksätra, Sweden’s most densely populated suburb and a world away in terms of wealth from its neighbour.
All For One calls itself a "revolutionary organization" involved in class warfare, according to its website.
The group calls on prospective sightseers to develop their "hate" of the class system.
The Saltsjöbaden tour seems likely to follow suit having quickly sold out, according to the organizers.