Target: Prime Minister Stefan Lofven
Goal: Reprimand Swedish police for allegedly covering up numerous sex crimes against teenage girls at a music festival.
Police are being accused of attempting to cover up a large number of sexual assault cases against teenage girls that occurred during the five-day long “We Are Sthlms” music festival. The police were aware of the growing number of assaults that continue to occur each year at this festival but, instead of informing the public or issuing warnings before the event, they chose to be close-lipped. They also failed to report the dozens of sexual assaults that occurred during the festival.
After the attacks were exposed, Stockholm police spokesman admitted to the large number of sexual crimes, saying that they should’ve informed the public but felt it wasn’t necessary. The report that exposed the sexual assaults accuses police of covering them up for political reasons.
Instead of informing the public, whose well-being was at risk, the police allegedly chose to withhold important information due to the fact that most of the 200 suspects detained for sexual assault and other offenses were from Afghanistan. The head of the events department said the level of sexual abuse at the festival took on a whole new level of obscenity.
The public has a right to know when this type of crime is being committed. Had the police bothered informing the public, many victims could’ve possibly been spared. It’s their job and duty to inform and protect, but they failed. Demand that the officers involved in this alleged cover up be reprimanded immediately.
Dear Prime Minister Lofven,
It was reported that an alarming number of sex crimes were committed against teenage girls during the music festival “We Are Sthlms.” Swedish police reportedly withheld information from the public for political reasons and failed to do their job and inform the public that such a horrific level of sexual abuse was occurring and increasing by the year at the music festival.
The police owe it to the public to report on serious incidents such as this, and it’s inexcusable that they chose to keep it quiet just because it suited them. Please ensure that the police involved are reprimanded for this.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Brianna Laugher