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Norwegians descend on Swedish town. True to tradition, Norwegians are in Sweden this year to celebrate Maundy Thursday and the Easter weekend joined by alcohol. In previous years, the Swedish police have been helped by police from Norway. In Strömstad, officers from both Scandinavian countries are present as always. Strömstad Chief of Police Henrik Rörberg tells NRK, “Norwegians have begun to behave better and there are fewer ugly episodes of violence. Nevertheless, it’s still almost entirely Norwegians we arrest.”

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Norwegians descend on Swedish town

Published on Thursday, 5th April, 2012 at 14:53 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

True to tradition, Norwegians are in Sweden this year to celebrate Maundy Thursday and the Easter weekend joined by alcohol.

A Systembolaget shop
A Systembolaget shop
Photo: Christian Koehn/Wikimedia Commons


In previous years, the Swedish police have been helped by police from Norway. In Strömstad, officers from both Scandinavian countries are present as always.

Strömstad Chief of Police Henrik Rörberg tells NRK, “Norwegians have begun to behave better and there are fewer ugly episodes of violence. Nevertheless, it’s still almost entirely Norwegians we arrest.”

The party atmosphere can usually cause incidents of drunk driving, bottle throwing, street fights and vandalism.

“In 2012 we will follow the model we used in recent years. That means we think about the traffic in the city, and closing both SystemBolaget outlets,” said the city’s Jan Palmblad.

Norwegian officers are not travelling to the Swedish skiing town of Åre this year, however.

“We know quite a few of the people who go there, but it is nevertheless Swedish police who must intervene,” Trøndelag police’s Arne Henrik Ulvin said.



Published on Thursday, 5th April, 2012 at 14:53 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwegianseastersweden, drunknorwegians.





  
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