A bystander checks the debris around a row of burnt-out cars in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby after youths rioted in several different suburbs around Stockholm for a fourth consecutive night, 23 May 2013. (EPA/FREDRIK SANDBERG)
Sparked by the death of an immigrant man, protests in Sweden have spread, turning violent and destructive. The country has long been considered a haven of equality and generous social welfare, but ongoing riots have many examining just how integrated the country is. They’ve also exposed unemployment and discontent among the country’s immigrant youth. Is Sweden’s model of multiculturalism and open borders broken?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Trita Parsi @tparsi President, National Iranian-American Council