Latest update: 27/05/2013
Stockholm rocked by riots
Sweden and its Nordic neighbours have long been known for their tolerance and social democracies. It has therefore come as a shock to see nightly riots erupt in parts of the capital, Stockholm. Many of those caught up in the violence are young, unemployed and often the children of immigrants. Statistics show that many are not in education, and the rate of those out of work is far higher than among native-born Swedes.