(Photo above: Syrian bus occupiers demonstrating their frustration about the cold and lack of metropolitan atmosphere by sitting half-naked in the snow)
Translated from DKA:
New Year’s Eve around 40 asylum seekers from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries were driven to a small northern Swedish town, Grytan. But here they would certainly not stay.
The asylum seekers had a fit and refused to leave the bus. They would not stay in such a small cold city. They demanded to come to Malmö or another big city.
“I am 75 years and from the Middle East, and then I am sent to a place like this,” said a man from Syria to the local newspaper, Östersunds-Posten, and pointed to the road with ice and snow.
The authorities were accused of lying: we were not told that this was where we were going.
“The Syrian bus occupation” gets a lot of attention in the Swedish media, triggering criticism:
“We have long heard refugees complaining about the accommodation. Now they complain about the cold and the lack of metropolitan atmosphere.”