“It was impossible to calm them down. I pulled back and tried to calm down everyone, while trying to get my colleague and myself out of there.
“I become very anxious and had a feeling that the situation was going to explode. That’s when the guy threw a stone at us.”
A week later they went back to record the report in the company of policemen.
“I do not take it personally, but I think it’s really bloody bad not to be able to make a recording in a public place. That we must be protected by police,” she said.
WATCH: JOURNALIST STONED WHILE TRYING TO FILM IN SWEDISH NO GO ZONE
A Swedish journalist attempting to make a movie about the residents of a Swedish no go zone and their habit of throwing stones at police has herself been attacked and had stones thrown at her as she attempted to film.
“They thought we crossed the limit and that we were standing on their land,” journalist Valentina Xhaferi told Swedish newspaper Expressen.
Ms Xhaferi planned on investigating police reports that any officer trying to patrol the Stockholm district of Tensta – with its foreign born population now over 70 per cent – would be pelted with rocks. She wanted to get behind the black headlines and find out what was really troubling the poor residents.
So along with a cameraman, she traveled into the suburb to film their report last week. They had set up their recording equipment in a small, central square, and spoken to a man who had agreed to be interviewed.
Note: She reminds of a woman refugee from Kosovo who has become the shining face of successful immigration in Finland, Fatbardhe Hetemaj