On Monday evening the police said more than 80 cars had either been set alight or vandalized in the Gothenburg and Trollhattan areas, according to SVT.
By – Elodie Lewis
The police say they had never seen anything like this before, stating “it resembled a war zone” . They are working on the theory that the attacks were co-ordinated – possibly via social media.
On Monday evening the first call came through at 21:00. Shortly after the police received several calls saying ‘ young people were setting cars on fire in Skolsparet in Hjallbo
at 21:02 there was another call stating Gangs dressed in black were throwing Molotov cocktails at cars parked at the Specialist hospital in Frolunda Torg.
A witness stated to the GT. : “This looked organized, they clearly wanted to create as much damage as possible , a car was blown up and it looked really crazy – I was afraid”
The police commentated to GP – ” we believe the attack may have been co-ordinated by social media”
Around 23:00 the police received more calls about cars on fire in Gardsten and Tynnered.
The police stated to SVT: ” we have found close to 60 cars that have either been set on fire or vandalized in several different areas. We have also found stones and rocks that have been thrown at the vehicles parked in Frolunda Square “.
Later the figure was updated to ” around 80 cars”. ‘This is unprecedented in this area’ say the police to SVT..
TTELA’s photographer , Joachim Nywall stated to GP: ” While I was at the square I could see there was extensive damage to the school and the library – several windows were broken”.
According to the newspaper, there were car fires in Eriksbo, Frölunda, Gårdsten, Hjällbo, Tynnered and Trollhättan during Monday evening.
In Trollhattan the police were the target of stone throwing youths , amid riots and explosion heard around the area – GP writes.
The scenes resembled a war zone – with enormous plumes of smoke and areas filled with cars set on fire.
one wonders – Is this the result of a planned attack co-ordinated on social media as the police struggled to cope as law and order broke down on Monday evening.
Read more: From 2018/08/15