Police in Sweden are investigating five reported rapes and nearly 40 instances of groping at two music festivals over the weekend in cases likely to further infuriate activists seeking to end the country’s generous immigration policies.
Sweden has taken in more than 162,000 migrants from the Middle East and Africa in the last year, the largest influx of any European nation on a per capita basis. Most have come from Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria. But the open-borders policy and generous welfare benefits given to migrants have been many years in the making, propelling the country from one of the most low-crime nations into the rape capital of Europe.
The latest rash of sexual assaults took place this weekend at Putte I Parken, a free festival in Karlstad, according to the Express, a British newspaper.
“Foreign young men” were blamed by police for the attacks at one of the festivals, and at least two unaccompanied migrant youths were arrested.