60 Minutes Crew Attacked, Beaten in Sweden

"...they have never experienced anything like this anywhere."

The TV crew from Australia's 60 Minutes was filming in Sweden to document the country's immigration situation when they were attacked by residents.

The TV crew was in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby to depict the mass immigration to Sweden, and do interviews with local residents. The team barely got into Rinkeby before it was attacked for the first time, writes Avpixlat.

Locals did not want the crew filming in the area.

When a cameraman from 60 Minutes went out of the car, suddenly a car came up close beside him. The African driver of the car began to argue about why they were filming in Rinkeby. After a few minutes he ran across the foot of the cameraman, who tumbled to the ground and lay in agony. Another cameraman filmed the whole incident.

The camera man was not seriously injured, however, and was able to continue the job, but with significant pain. The police arrived at the site 10 minutes later and six policemen guarded the TV team, which consisted of three camera men and broadcaster Liz Hayes, in addition to Jan Sjunnesson from Avpixlat, who guided them in Rinkeby.

Police followed the crew around to protect them as they spoke to locals and stayed outside of Rinkeby Square so as not to "provoke the residents."

Once the police disappeared, a ground of masked men surrounded the 60 Minutes crew.

One of the camera men was attacked and hit with a clenched fist over his mouth. A bottle was then thrown at the camera.

Meanwhile, another camera man was attacked and punched in the mouth so that a tooth came loose.

The TV crew left shortly after the attack with footage of the attacks. The report will be broadcast on Australian TV "shortly."

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