Riots, looting and violence against civilians and police officers erupted in a Stockholm suburb Monday night, just days after President Donald Trump appeared to falsely claim that Sweden has seen a rise in terror attacks because of its immigration policies.
The chaos began around 8 p.m. (2 p.m. EST) after police arrested a suspect in Rinkeby, a predominantly immigrant neighborhood about 10 miles north of downtown Stockholm. After, crowds of young people converged on the area, and began throwing rocks at officers, according to multiple reports.
Rioters also set cars on fire, smashed windows and looted shops, and assaulted civilians. A press photographer was reportedly kicked and punched in the head by at least a dozen people and had his camera stolen. No arrests were made in his assault.