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    Swedish teens riot over Instagram sex rumours

    http://www.thelocal.se/45142/20121218/#.UNB4ZG_AexU

    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 shool in Gothenburg was outed as the owner of the anonymous Instagram account, a claim which has not been verified.

    "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.


    What a weird thing to riot about o.O

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    Sounds like they were just looking for an excuse, kind of like the London riots.

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    Kids these days -.- most of them seem to be idiots. "Hmm rumors on the net, I know lets baricade and start a riot in our school" makes sense right?

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    must've been kungen

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-eSUSx9FDQ

    "Young Girl Beaten, Plus High School, GBG, 18-12-2012. Gothenburg"

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    How did they have pictures of 13-14 year olds lol?
    Also, so wait... they rioted because they want to beat the girl who started the instagram page in which the pictures were posted?

    either way, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICH1471
    Sounds like they were just looking for an excuse, kind of like the London riots.
    But if you look at these streets, it wasn't about Rodney King
    It's about this f^&*d up situation and these f^&*d up police
    It's about going up and saying on top
    And screamin 1-8-7 on a motherf^&*ng COP
    Go and tell my baby sister
    Not to do what I have done
    Go and spurn that house down in New Orleans
    They call the Rising Sun

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    So we finally know how to unleash the Swedish people's ancient Viking powers...

    Well that and cooking.
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    Maybe you guys should ban the internet, or at least make people jump through more hoops to get it. It's obvious from the video that internet starts riots.

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    The story just sounds like sluts are outraged that people now know they're sluts. So... what's the problem here?

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    This is fucking pathetic. It's hard to be patriotic when Swedes don't riot about a potentially censored internet, nor the fact that no one takes immigration seriously, or that politicans and Swedish police agencies have had large parties for tax money, but when some sluts are hanged out on some shitty picture program, then they riot. Gustav II Adolf must roll in his grave right now.
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    Doubt our new Swedish friends knows what a viking is ^^
    Just shut up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatketchup View Post
    This is fucking pathetic. It's hard to be patriotic when Swedes don't riot about a potentially censored internet, nor the fact that no one takes immigration seriously, or that politicans and Swedish police agencies have had large parties for tax money, but when some sluts are hanged out on some shitty picture program, then they riot. Gustav II Adolf must roll in his grave right now.
    Why do you assume they were actually sluts and not just girls guys were posting there to make it seem like they were sluts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCMXCIX View Post
    The story just sounds like sluts are outraged that people now know they're sluts. So... what's the problem here?
    Or a bunch of girls pissed that they've been publicly called sluts when they in fact aren't sluts at all.
    Go and tell my baby sister
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Why do you assume they were actually sluts and not just girls guys were posting there to make it seem like they were sluts?
    Does it matter? It's really trivial in either case in comparison to what people should riot about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCMXCIX View Post
    The story just sounds like sluts are outraged that people now know they're sluts. So... what's the problem here?
    They are sluts for having sex?

    Wonder why or how people would have naked pictures of them though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurioxan View Post
    They are sluts for having sex?

    Wonder why or how people would have naked pictures of them though
    Were the pictures naked? I didn't see anything about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatketchup View Post
    Does it matter? It's really trivial in either case in comparison to what people should riot about.
    It matters in the sense that I don't like when people immediately jump to the reaction of "she's a slut" when they know nothing about the person in question.
    Go and tell my baby sister
    Not to do what I have done
    Go and spurn that house down in New Orleans
    They call the Rising Sun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurioxan View Post
    Wonder why or how people would have naked pictures of them though
    Because they're sluts.

    I feel like this conversation is going in circles!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    It matters in the sense that I don't like when people immediately jump to the reaction of "she's a slut" when they know nothing about the person in question.
    I'm just a dick who called her a slut just because I'm a dick, I don't really care either way since the riots are pathetic to begin with.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YYKp...yer_detailpage

    apparently that is just a girl that MIGHT have sent in some info to the account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    Why do you assume they were actually sluts and not just girls guys were posting there to make it seem like they were sluts?

    ---------- Post added 2012-12-18 at 10:06 PM ----------



    Or a bunch of girls pissed that they've been publicly called sluts when they in fact aren't sluts at all.
    I'm gonna go ahead and safely say that if you're 13/14 sending nudes and doing sexual acts, you're probably a slut.
    I am American mentally, with Japanese tendencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurioxan View Post
    They are sluts for having sex?

    Wonder why or how people would have naked pictures of them though
    There wasnt any Nude pics or anything like that. Just a photo of the girl and some text that explained why they were sluts etc nothing that proved it etc. . Like a profil pic
    Last edited by Smetz; 2012-12-18 at 10:15 PM.

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