Police called in over 'school disturbance' but thugs launch rocks at cops
Eleven people have been arrested on suspicion of rioting in the aftermath of a mass brawl in Hallsberg, Sweden.
The thirty-person fight occurred on Monday, Sveriges Radio reported, citing police.
Hoodie-wearing thugs launched rocks at police officers who were called in to the Alléskolan school to reports of a disturbance.
Young thugs launch rocks at police in Alléskolan as they turn up to deal with school brawlers
disguised themselves, armed themselves with stones they threw at the police. It has been described as a riot-like situation
In the footage the youths, appearing to be all boys, launched the missiles at officers who made no attempt to charge across the road.
A local news outlet said, citing Hallsberg Police spokesman Stefan Dangardt said: "(The rioters) disguised themselves, armed themselves with stones they threw at the police. It has been described as a riot-like situation.”
Students at Alléskolan were urged to stay indoors wile the riot took place.
Those arrested were detained on suspicion of attempted aggravated assault and riot.
No students were involved the school said.
The school was at the centre of another brawl on Friday where violence took place in the grounds.
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Marie Kilk, director of education at Alléskolan, said: “There are many speculations and rumours, but what we know is that most of those who came here last Friday do not belong to the school.
"They are not the school’s pupils, nor are those who were here [on Monday].”
Mr Dangardt said he believes the two incidents are related.
He told the press: “Something must have happened on Friday that became the basis for what was going on [on Monday].”
The incident was followed by clashes elsewhere in Sweden.
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Police across the road do not immediately chase the gang
Around 15 people brawled in Fittja, to the south of Stockholm, in a huge fight broken up by police.
Officers found an AK47 assault rifle on a footbridge near the brawl.
Local media say police shut down the metro station to passengers and stopped trains running through the station as they searched the area.
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