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Swedish teens riot over Instagram sex rumours
The Local ^ | 18 Dec 12 13:17 CET

Posted on 12/18/2012 9:35:08 AM PST by null and void

Swedish high school students outraged over sexual rumours circulating on Instagram about girls in the Gothenburg area barricaded a school in protest and turned violent when police intervened. 



"They're throwing bottles and stones at the police and attacking passers-by and people driving past," Västra Götaland police spokesman Björ Blixter told the Aftonbladet newspaper.



A student at Plusgymnasiet high school in Gothenburg was outed as the owner of the anonymous Instagram account, a claim which has not been verified.



CLICK HERE FOR IMAGES FROM THE SCENE



"She is out of harm's way, that was the first thing we made sure of," Paula Hammargren, spokesperson for the school's owner Academedia, told The Local as she boarded a train heading for Gothenburg.



The school has asked other schools in Gothenburg to "come and get" their students to calm the situation down.



The turmoil was set off after an Instagram user asked for tips on "sluts" in Gothenburg, and promised anonymity to anyone sending in pictures. More than 200 pictures were submitted, giving names and alleged sexual activities of girls aged 13 to 14.



Followers of the Instagram account ballooned as more and more pictures of Swedish teens labeled as "sluts" and "whores".



"It grew to 7,000 to 8,000 followers. They were [pictures of] younger siblings of my friends, born around 1997 and later, that were uploaded," a 22-year-old Gothenburg resident told Aftonbladet.



Once the Instagram account was shut down, the allegations then appeared on a Facebook page. Users began naming each other and the comments field was quickly filled with threats of violence.



A second Facebook page called for people to assemble at the school of the 17-year-old girl believed to have posted the initial 'slut request' and then shared the pictures of the underage girls. That page reportedly said the older girl needed to be beaten up as punishment.



Expecting trouble, police had gathered at the Plusgymnasiet high school by 8.30am on Tuesday.



"As far as I know, about 600 said they were coming on the Facebook event page and are heading here," police spokesman Fredrik Dahlgren told TT this morning.

Certain streets around the school have been blocked off, with horse-mounted police, SWAT teams, and police using city buses to shuttle people away from the scene.

One witness told the Aftonbladet newspaper that the situation seemed to be spiraling out of control.

"The protesters are kicking down lampposts and jumping on cars," he told the paper.

"They're going berserk."

Around 1.30pm, police spokesman Björ Blixer admitted police were having trouble handling the tumult.

"It doesn't feel like we have control of the situation at the moment," he told Aftonbladet.

The rioting students then moved over to the Nordstan mall in central Gothenburg, forcing confused holiday shoppers to take cover inside stores as police work to bring the unruly teens under control.

"They rushed in and were chasing one another and shouting threats," one frightened shopper told TT.

Police have parked a van in front of one of the mall entrances, according to TT, in an effort to block the advance of the angry mob.

By 2pm, the scene at the mall had calmed down.

"There hasn't been any damage that we know of," Nordstan mall marketing director Anders Larsson told TT, adding that the mall has decided to beef up security for the rest of the day as a precaution against further disturbances.

The incident comes on the day after as it emerged that new policies governing the popular image-sharing site, recently purchased by Facebook, would enable it to use members' names and images alongside marketing messages.

The changes prompted an outpouring of angry comments on Twitter and other social media forums, and also raised concerned among privacy advocates that the company could exploit images of users as young as 13.

Founded in 2010, Instragram is a free photo-sharing program and social network that allows users to apply digital filters to their pictures and then share them with other Instagram users.

As of September 2012, the service had an estimated 100 million registered users.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: sweden
Plusgymnasiet high school

Based on etymology, I'd be inclined to think Plusgymnasiet would translate as either "Greater Freedom" or "More Nudity"...

1 posted on 12/18/2012 9:35:13 AM PST by null and void
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To: null and void

Smells like the Muslims to me.


2 posted on 12/18/2012 9:38:51 AM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: null and void

None of the above. Muslim Plus, probably.


3 posted on 12/18/2012 9:40:11 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: null and void
instagram
4 posted on 12/18/2012 9:49:13 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: MeganC

5 posted on 12/18/2012 9:52:25 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: null and void

Mooslims?


6 posted on 12/18/2012 9:57:26 AM PST by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: null and void; WesternCulture

PING to Western Culture, but I see you haven’t posted since April 20th.

Perhaps you are lurking.

I believe you are in, or near Gothenburg. Perhaps you could comment on this as to whether Muslim’s are involved here, or not.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 9:57:59 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: null and void
No, it translates to (gasp) "senior high school"

CC

8 posted on 12/18/2012 9:58:10 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (__)
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To: null and void

The dykes of Sodom are on the move...


9 posted on 12/18/2012 10:01:14 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: null and void

Drop a few of the tattooed morons getting violent and let the others ponder becoming a corpse just like them.


10 posted on 12/18/2012 10:01:18 AM PST by soycd
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To: Berlin_Freeper

All I get is blank squares and maybe half a dozen words.

Does Instagram require registration or something to view?


11 posted on 12/18/2012 10:05:08 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void
Plusgymnasiet translates more as “Plus High School”. “Gymnasiet” is similar to a high school...a HS that is prep for a University
12 posted on 12/18/2012 10:08:28 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: null and void

Just some neighborhood pictures. Maybe update flash player? What is that, Adobe?


13 posted on 12/18/2012 10:25:00 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SeminoleCounty

Still...

Gymno-
a combining form meaning “naked,” “bare,” “exposed,” used in the formation of compound words: gymnoplast, gymnasium...


14 posted on 12/18/2012 10:26:35 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Doesn’t open in Safari, opens just fine in Firefox.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 10:29:51 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void

And the original Greek meaning of a place where both mind and body were trained...uh, naked.


16 posted on 12/18/2012 10:30:15 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Life is definitely more amusing for people who know their etymology...


17 posted on 12/18/2012 10:31:48 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void

Gothenburg is where the “youths” were dropping boulders from the overpasses onto ambulances. The Swedish response was to alter the route to the hospital.


18 posted on 12/18/2012 10:32:01 AM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: null and void

Nothing works in Safari- LoL!


19 posted on 12/18/2012 10:43:01 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Fractal Trader

Ping for later to look at pics at home : )


20 posted on 12/18/2012 10:46:40 AM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: Jeff Chandler

Yeah, that dude in the middle is your basic nordic archetype.


21 posted on 12/18/2012 10:46:40 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: null and void

Culture Rot.


22 posted on 12/18/2012 10:57:53 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yeah, OTOH, the newest Firefox bogs down my Snow Leopard OS iMac.

I’ve asked Santa for Lion or Mountain Lion...


23 posted on 12/18/2012 11:18:04 AM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: null and void
. . . Plusgymnasiet would translate as either "Greater Freedom" or "More Nudity"...

I thought it means . . . more basketball playing space.
24 posted on 12/18/2012 11:20:52 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: null and void

One World Government


25 posted on 12/18/2012 11:46:43 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Cheerio

So much for the happy socialist paradise.

With all the violence at schools, I think the problem is the institution itself. Time to free kids from the drab prisons we call schools and find ways to educate them that doesn’t involve 12 years of incarceration with all manner of juvenile delinquents.


26 posted on 12/18/2012 2:22:11 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Cheerio

Oops, subject and verb agreement alert! Find a way that doesn’t.... :-)


27 posted on 12/18/2012 2:23:33 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: null and void

If only these ‘yutes’ were similarly outraged at the muslim-on-native rape rate...


28 posted on 12/18/2012 4:17:17 PM PST by Amberdawn
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