Gallery owner in shock – wants to leave Sweden

By Ingrid Carlqvist | Dispatch International

Eight hours after police stepped into his gallery, apprehended artist Dan Park, and seized at least eight pictures, gallery owner Henrik Rönnquist is still in shock.

– Sure, we joked about Dan being arrested, but never in our wildest dreams could we ever imagine this actually happening. Now, I want to leave Sweden, says Henrik Rönnquist.

Saturday morning, he was happy and excited. He knew that the police was prepared to defend his gallery and his right to exhibit art that challenges the politically correct. When protestors showed up from two different streets, they were held back by police barricades. The only problem was, that so were the people who had actually come to see the pictures.

– I asked the police to let my friends through, and they did. I also asked them to remove a guy who was walking around handing out leaflets saying that this was racist art. They did that too.

However, about half an hour after the exhibition had opened, the police changed their behaviour. The entered the gallery and arrested Dan Park, seized at least eight pictures and explained to Henrik Rönnquist that he wasn’t being arrested “out of consideration for the opening”.

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Swedish youth suicides hit 25-year high

Swedish youth suicides hit 25-year high

Last year 1,600 people in Sweden took their own lives – and for Swedes aged 15 to 24, the numbers haven’t been so high since 1989.

Comment: How many of these are men?

Statistics for 2013 from Sweden’s National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) found that the number of suicides had increased for the second year in a row. In 2011 there were 1,378 suicides in Sweden.

The largest increase was found in people aged between 15 and 24 years old, with 176 people in the age group committing suicide in 2013. The numbers have not been that high since 1989, when 205 people in the 15-24 age group took their own lives.

Oh good, just what the anti-Swedes want, more dead male white boys (men in making). They are a horrible oppressive group of privileged racists that deserve to be dead … right?

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