‘Foreign Men’ Rape, Molest Girls At Anti-Racism ‘Peace & Love’ Festival

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A Swedish music festival specifically focussing on themes like “the fight against racism”, multiculturalism, and combating sexual harassment has been rocked by multiple reports of sexual assault and rape. Taking place last week and over the weekend, the ‘Peace & Love’ festival in Borlange, Sweden, describes itself as a “tribute to the millions of people around the world who struggle for a better society”, and welcomed approximately 30,000 young people to enjoy both music and political events. Yet despite the vegetarian festival launching an anti-sex crime initiative this year, police are now investigating sexual abuse at the festival by what are reported to have been “foreign men”. Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter (DN) reports police have received “dozens of complaints of sexual offences”, including a rape, attempted rape, and sexual molestations. According to reports the rape victim was under the age of 18 and was attacked while in the audience of a concert at the festival. She was taken to hospital following her ordeal. DN and other Swedish newspapers chose not to reveal the identities of the three known suspects who were arrested at the festival on Saturday, but later released, because they were under-age; but FriaTider (Free Times) reported the remarks of police spokesman Stefan Dangardt