Swedish Firefighters threaten mass strike in protest against immigrants attacking them

Malmö Firemen on Strike Against Cultural Enrichment

Cultural Enrichment News

The “youths” of Rosengård, a culturally enriched neighborhood in the southern Swedish city of Malmö, regularly set fires and then attack the fire brigade when it arrives to put out the flames. Now Malmö’s firemen are considering a “sick-out” to protest these impossible working conditions.

Many thanks to Michael Laudahn for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:



00:00 Now, several Malmö firefighters threaten to go on sick leave, protesting against set
00:04 fires and stone throws at Rosengård. Only this year,
00:08 firefighters were exposed to threats around ten times on Ramels Väg. And
00:12 last night there were fires again, and a week ago, they got one of their water hoses cut through. –
00:16 The limit has been passed for many this way, so
00:20 we are pondering about sick leave and other things. None of us goes here without
00:24 wanting to return home to family and relatives safe and sound, so to speak.
00:28 Properly said, we want to leave here in the same state as we arrived. –
00:32 Jägersro emergency service is already unique in that they in certain alarm cases
00:36 wait for police before going to the fire site. Henceforth,
00:41 it is expected that more minor fires without risk for spreading will be
00:45 allowed to die off by themselves or extinguished by police, so without any participation
00:49 of firefighters at all. – (Foreigner) There are many, many throwing stones
00:53 at them. – What do residents at
00:57 Ramels Väg and Herregården think, that this happens again and again? –
01:01 Well, they have got enough of it, really enough. – Several of the
01:05 Herregård residents we talked to today wanted tougher measures by police
01:09 and politicians. And firefighters would also like to see some political initiatives. –
01:14 Ya, it might as well start now, with Malmö politicians, and then where,
01:18 how this ends, I just don’t know, but we need to correct the course. –
01:22 (Red burgomaster Ilmar Reepalu) We have an enormously reinforced leisure time activity in Rosengård, we must
01:26 accept that young people have alternatives to do that are more constructive
01:30 and better. – What do we do if these efforts don’t yield a result?
01:34 How much time can it take? – Well honestly said, I don’t know.
01:39 Properly said, this is a case which I so far didn’t manage to discuss with police
01:43 and judicial authorities.

For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.

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