Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Riots put Sweden's open-door immigration policy in spotlight

Sweden's worst riots in years might benefit a far-right party in elections next year if scenes of immigrants burning cars and smashing up buildings cause voters to rethink their traditional welcome to foreigners.

Even before the week of riots in the poorer neighbourhoods of Stockholm, immigration had become a hot political issue, as the number of asylum seekers reached record levels.


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