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Mob rounds on police during massive bar brawl

TT/The Local · 7 Aug 2010, 13:22

Published: 07 Aug 2010 11:36 GMT+02:00
Updated: 07 Aug 2010 13:22 GMT+02:00

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Four men were arrested after the fight, which broke out at 2am in the port town, 60 kilometres south of Stockholm.

Police were told that firearms may have been involved as a witness claimed to have heard shots being fired.

The first police unit at the scene called for back-up after some of the estimated 100 people involved in the fight urged a group of around twenty people to redirect their aggressions at the officers.

“We’ve classified it as rioting,” said police sergeant Birger Karlsson.

Four men in their twenties were arrested for rioting and are also suspected of assaulting security guards as well as making threats and acting violently towards the police officers.

None of the participants in the mass brawl sustained any serious injuries.

“There were a few minor injuries,” said Karlsson.

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Police are hoping to able to ascertain a cause for the fighting once they begin questioning the four men who have been arrested.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:55 August 7, 2010 by Puffin
Wow big news day

Bar brawl and 4 arrests on a Friday night!

Hold the front page ;)
19:10 August 7, 2010 by Tacos
The New Sweden. Where police are attacked by civilians. People, please think before you vote!
20:09 August 7, 2010 by mikmak
Yay vote for the party that is against violence...
20:58 August 7, 2010 by Tacos
Vote for the party that is against importing crime into the country. We all know who starts trouble at bars/clubs. We all know who attacks the police. Let's put a stop to it!
22:41 August 7, 2010 by concha de tu puta madre
@ Tacos::: Please tell who are these people starting fights in bars? Laplanders or people from Norrland????
23:47 August 7, 2010 by Tacos
Yep, Lapplanders, Norrlanders, Chinese berry pickers, etc. you know...
01:37 August 8, 2010 by Kanedaa
I was in central and I saw a bar fight break out, About 20 men shouting at each other, After 5 mins of shouting running up and then running off they started kicking each other in the shins...

I couldn't help laughing :P
10:20 August 8, 2010 by Decedo
Sweden needs to host a G8 if they want to see what a real 'riot' is. Twenty people does not a riot make, in Canada they call that a hockey team, :P
11:18 August 10, 2010 by scorpion69
This bar brawl is nothing compared to what happens on average every week in Sydney. I say make the hotel owners responsible for the cost involved in sending out the police and for any damages.
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