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Liberal leaders condemn Stockholm attack as cowardly
Thursday 13 April 2017 10:04

Following a truck attack which killed four people in the heart of Stockholm, LI President Dr. Juli Minoves has condemned the attack as cowardly.

Expressing solidarity with the victims' family on behalf of the entire liberal family he said: "Very sad about the new act of terror in Stockholm. To all my Swedish friends my heartfelt solidarity. LI condemns in the strongest possible terms this cowardly attack. My condolences to the families of the victims and to the Swedish people."

Annie Lööf, leader of Centerpartiet (LI full-member), reiterated her pride in the resilience and unity shown by the Swedish society in such a trying and difficult moment. "I feel incredible pride in the Swedish society. Pictures of the police helping old people across the street, or rushing towards danger when others are fleeing, or of medical professionals who flocked to our hospitals, or school staff who took care of Stockholm's children when the parents were stuck in town are really moving. All individual Stockholmers who open the door to give a helping hand, I am impressed by their efforts.” she said.

Recommending that the best course of action is to let the police and justice do their job she also insisted on the strategy of acceptance: “when they strike against our openness, it is our tolerance that fights back. In the darkest moments, we stand stronger together.”

Jan Björklund, leader of Folkpartiet Liberalerna (LI full-member), explained that freedom is also to be safe where one lives and stressed that "this freedom must be defended.” In his statement on the tragic incident he also advised that there is a necessity to have a more visible presence of police officers across the country and focus on growing their numbers in the next 5-7 years.

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