A film crew for the Australian edition of 60 Minutes was attacked by a group of masked men while filming a story on the European refugee crisis in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that while reporting in the district of Rinkeby, a man approached the crew and asked why they were filming. As he left, he deliberately drove over their cameraman’s foot.
Six police officers were assigned to protect the crew, but suddenly left as the situation worsened. A group of masked men then surrounded and attacked the group, injuring two crew members with punches and thrown bottles.
“In a suburb of Stockholm yesterday they were confronted by a group who objected to them filming,” Channel Nine said in a statement. “There was a series of scuffles and the police were called. The 60 Minutes cameraman and producer were slightly injured but filming continued with police at the scene.”
The Morning Herald did not describe the men any further, but a Swedish journalist who was with the crew described them as “young African masked men.” 90% of residents in the district of Rinkeby come from an immigrant background.
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