Attack in Stockholm

The ETUC expressed its sadness at news of an incident in Stockholm in which a lorry has driven into people on a street in the centre of the city.

The General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation, Luca Visentini, said “I am shocked that we have another vehicle assault on randomly selected pedestrians. My thoughts are with the victims and their families, and with the emergency service workers dealing with the incident.”

“Sweden is one of the world’s most democratic and egalitarian societies, and no sane person could think it will be weakened by violently attacking some passers-by. No message will be passed by mindless violence, whatever the motive. I am sure Sweden will show us its best values at this stressful time. We are with you Sweden.”