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Sweden: Refugee centre burned down amidst string of arson attacks00:48

Sweden: Refugee centre burned down amidst string of arson attacks

Sweden, Gothenburg
November 7, 2015 at 14:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

A building set to house refugees was left in ruins in the Swedish municipality of Floda, near Gothenburg, Saturday, in what is believed to be an anti-immigrant arson attack. The fire is just one of example of the many attacks on prospective refugee centres that are currently sweeping Sweden.

The fire started early on Saturday morning. There were no arrests or injuries.

On Thursday the Swedish government released a statement saying that the country's capacity to house refugees had reached saturation point, stating that it cannot guarantee accomodation for newly arrived migrants. Anti-refugee sentiment has spiked in Sweden, with a suspected 20 arson attacks against asylum centres since the beginning of 2015.

Sweden: Refugee centre burned down amidst string of arson attacks00:48
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A building set to house refugees was left in ruins in the Swedish municipality of Floda, near Gothenburg, Saturday, in what is believed to be an anti-immigrant arson attack. The fire is just one of example of the many attacks on prospective refugee centres that are currently sweeping Sweden.

The fire started early on Saturday morning. There were no arrests or injuries.

On Thursday the Swedish government released a statement saying that the country's capacity to house refugees had reached saturation point, stating that it cannot guarantee accomodation for newly arrived migrants. Anti-refugee sentiment has spiked in Sweden, with a suspected 20 arson attacks against asylum centres since the beginning of 2015.

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