Sweden vandalism wave

This item appears on page 19 of the October 2018 issue.

More than 100 vehicles were set on fire and many more were damaged in Sweden on the night of Aug. 13 in what police are calling a coordinated act of vandalism.

The activity was centered in the southwestern city of Göteborg (Gothenburg), but some vehicles were also damaged in surrounding communities as well as in Stockholm on the east coast. Witnesses reported that the perpetrators all were young men dressed completely in black. Police believe that the groups used social media to plan and carry out the vandalism.