THE Sweden Democrats have demanded soldiers should be sent to Malmo to reestablish law and order as violent thugs have turned the city into a ‘no-go zone’.
Express.co.uk | 2017-01-18T21:35:00Z
Launching a seething attack on the red-green parties in Malmo, Magnus Olsson said it was time to call in the military to end the surge in violent crimes that have been sweeping the city.
Painting a blake picture of Sweden’s third largest city, the opposition politician blasted Malmo has lost enough of its citizens to shootouts, grenade attacks and murders.
Speaking to Expressen, Mr Olsson also said there was a great lack of police officers in Sweden, which means officers could benefit from the armed forces’ resources.
He said: “There is a great lack of police officers in Sweden and Malmö. For this reason, it is perhaps time to let the military and police to stand together to reestablish order in the country.
“We absolutely don’t believe the military should go in and to the police’s job.
“However in times of crisis the military can help keep law and order and assist the police with logistics services, materials, vehicles, and more.”
Mr Olsson also called for the local government to invest more in its police department so they were better equipped to crack down on organised crime.
Malmo has seen a surge in violent incidents and during just three months over the summer in 2016, more than 70 cars were set alight by rampaging thugs.
In times of crisis the military can help keep law and order
At the time, police said they believed the intense period with car blazes had been sparked by a crack down on organised crime.
Officer Erik Jansåker said: “This, in my opinion, is criminal people who are [lashing out] because of our efforts to [crack down] on the serious organised crime.”
However, the trend of setting vehicles alight has continued and is showing no signs of slowing down as shocking footage of burnt out cars keep emerging online.
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