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Swedish Populist Politician's Home Targeted In Arson Attack

Swedish Populist Politician's Home Targeted In Arson Attack

A Stockholm municipal politician and member of the Sweden Democrats was targetted in a deliberate arson attack on her home in the latest assault on the populist party and its members.

The woman said that both she and her partner smelled burning and upon examination saw the corner of their wooden home was on fire, Aftonbladet reports.

The Sweden Democrat politician also commented on the attack saying: “I have children and family, and we live in a wooden house.”

Since April of this year, Swedish police have recorded 288 reports of crimes against democracy in Sweden including attacks on politicians and journalists.

Shortly before the election, the Sweden Democrats were again targetted by suspected left-wing extremists in Gothenburg who set fire to election material, destroying a tent kiosk.

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