Girls as young as 12-Years-old reported being gang-raped by Muslim immigrants
Police say attacks happened during Sweden’s ‘Party in the Park’ festival
Authorities said that the perpetrators are ‘young men, who are foreigners’
Officers have arrested two boys, both living at a nearby asylum centre
Victim Alexandra Larsson, 17, has waived anonymity to describe her ordeal
by, Ulf Andersson | The Daily Mail – UK
A 17-year-old has told of her ordeal after a mob of ‘foreign youths’ sexually assaulted dozens of females at a Swedish music festival.
At least 35 aged between 12 and 17 reported being attacked during the ‘Party in the Park’ festival in Karlstad, 250 miles from Stockholm in Sweden’s Varmland County on Friday and Saturday night.
Some of the alleged victims reported being ‘kissed and groped’ in scenes similar to the Cologne New Year attacks, in which dozens of women reported being assaulted.
One 17-year-old victim has waived her right to anonymity to describe how an attacker targeted her while she was watching music at the popular event.
Alexandra Larsson told MailOnline she was molested on Friday night having been looking forward to attending the festival for months.
She said: ‘Everything was okay at the beginning of the evening. But things got out of hand during the last concert with John de Sohn that started at midnight.
‘At first we were pushed right up against the stage by the massive crowd. Everyone around us behaved really badly and my friends told a couple of boys to quieten down.
‘They were then threatened by the boys who said “you will die, b***h”. But the verbal abuse was just beginning. It would become much worse.
‘We managed to walk away from those boys after a while and started watching the concert. That was when I felt the first touch against my bottom.
‘Then someone took the liberty of grabbing my butt really hard. I turned away and said to the group of boys behind us that this was not okay, but I did not know who had done it. After a while, I felt someone running his fingers between my legs touching my genitals. Luckily, I had jeans on me.’
Hmm.. here’s a little sample of the “alleged music” from the festival:
Tenacious D – Fuck Her Gently LIVE Bråvalla 2016
Video courtesy of: Shadez Production
After the harassment, she turned around and said to the group of young men standing next to her that they should stop what they were doing. But everyone around her claimed to be innocent.
It then happened again, she said.
‘I turned around and screamed right out that “whoever it was – you’re a pig!” I told my friends what had just happened and they were all shocked. Me and my girlfriends decided to leave the concert, because we could not see who it was. It was just a sea of people.’
Ms Larsson described a feeling of powerlessness as the festival she and her friends had been looking forward to was completely destroyed.
‘It was creepy. Someone stood around me and groped me and I had no idea who it was. It was sick. We had come there to have fun, but the festival only lasted 20 minutes for us because it was so uncomfortable.
‘The groping was at first a bit innocent. Just a touch on the bottom. Something that you can do by mistake in a big crowd of people. But it became worse and worse after that. The one touching me was becoming more and more rough every time.
She said that the boys around them were about 17 or 18-years-old but ‘those standing behind me were not from a Swedish background.’
‘They were probably immigrants. I hate to say it. But it is the truth,’ she said.
‘I have reported this to the police, but it feels like a drop in the ocean. I saw girls that came crying from the audience, including an old childhood friend who is two years younger. She cried so much that it broke my heart.
‘The same thing had happened to her in front of the stage. A bunch of teenagers hidden in the crowd had grabbed her bottom, breast and genitals .
‘I think that at least hundreds were molested at the festival. There are probably loads of unrecorded incidents. Girls who have a low self esteem might think that it is their fault – that perhaps they did something wrong to provoke it. But they are wrong. Nobody gets to touch a woman without her own permission.
Mumford and Sons Cancel Appearance At Swedish Music Festival Following Sexual Assaults:
Video courtesy of: Pop Trigger
‘I have heard of others who had been grabbed during previous festivals. But it was sick being subjected to it myself, especially because it was so rough. It was like a punch in the face that it actually happened.
‘I could see crying girls everywhere around me when I left the festival. I don’t know if they all had been groped, but most of them probably had been violated in front of the stage.
Ms Larsson said that she was ‘strong and could cope with it’ but added: ‘When a 14-year-old girl who is not as strong becomes a victim, she can be completely destroyed. That is what is so sick. It happens all the time but we can not do anything about it.
‘I do not know what to think, it is so wrong. Everyone thinks it’s wrong but nothing happens. There are large festivals with several thousand people and these mass incidents create a powerlessness for both the police, security guards and especially for visitors who become victims.
‘The perpetrators will be so anonymous in the audience that they will get away with sex crimes. That is the main problem, that the perpetrators get away with it.
‘It’s not okay. I should be able to go to festivals and have fun like everyone else without being afraid. It is wrong, really wrong, but that’s the feeling I have after yesterday. It’s damn hard that ordinary people who just want to have fun should have to suffer just because someone thinks it’s fun to violate.
She said that she believed the problem was spreading ‘because attackers know they will not get caught’.
But she added that police took it ‘really seriously’ when she reported the incident and is hoping that this will lead to something.
‘I will not visit the festival again. It was so uncomfortable, I do not want to risk that happening to me one more evening.
‘I talked about this with my father and my three brothers. They were all devastated when they heard about what had happened. Especially my father who told me that normal men know that they are not allowed to touch women who do not want to be touched. He cannot understand what kind of moral guidance these boys must have.’
The touring festival had about 20,000 visitors every day between Thursday and Saturday.
It was free and the majority of the visitors were teenagers. The bands playing were mostly Swedish and 1980s act ‘Europe’ were headlining.
Police reported that the perpetrators linked to the assaults were ‘young men, who are foreigners’.
They have arrested two boys, both living at a nearby asylum centre for unaccompanied refugee children.
Meanwhile the tabloid Expressen has talked to a concerned mother who said that the security guards’ response when her daughter reported that she had been molested was ‘that is just something that happens when you are at a festival’.
Her daughter described what happened to her, adding: ‘I was standing up and danced when a guy came from behind and held me down and started humping against my body. It was horrible.’
Breitbart reports that the promoter of the Putte i Parken festival said he found the behaviour of his staff unacceptable and that they should lose their security licences.
Up to 24 of the reports related to alleged assaults during the festival while a further 11 happened afterwards, according to Breitbart.
Expressen said one victim had been at the festival with six young friends – five of whom were also molested.
The incidents happened about a week after the Swedish police started its new campaign against groping.
The campaign’s main objective was to hand out bracelets with the text ‘don’t molest’ at festivals and to start a hashtag on Twitter called #tafsainte (don’t grope).