Bringing the Middle East wars right into their midst…….
Security service probes death at Stockholm rally
Published: 15 Feb 2016 06:58 GMT+01:00
Claims a shooting at a pro-Kurdish rally was politically motivated are being investigated by Sweden’s security service, Säpo.
A man was shot and critically injured at a pro-Kurdish rally in a Stockholm suburb at the weekend, police said on Sunday.
Organizers of the event said the incident in the suburb of Fittja on Saturday had a “political motive” but did not elaborate.
Local media reported that the victim, described by the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper as a 52-year-old Kurdish man, was in a minibus covered in Kurdish flags that was following the march when he was shot. Witnesses said the assailant fled the scene by car.
“This is a direct attack against the protesters, against the Kurds,” one of the rally organizers was quoted as saying by Swedish news agency TT.
Sweden’s security service Säpo has been asked to investigate the shooting and suggested on Sunday that the violence was likely linked to the protest.