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Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Stockholm's First Secure Zone Sparks Debate

Published: 2024-07-07

On Saturday, the first secure zone in Stockholm County, known as a visitation zone, was established in Västra Blombacka and parts of Geneta in Södertälje following a recent fatal shooting.

Residents have mixed feelings about the increased police presence.

While some, like Tristan Godoy, fear it may heighten animosity towards law enforcement, others, like Kachig Grigor, believe it is necessary for safety.

Georg Ivanovitch expresses relief, stating it is necessary to prevent more murders.

The visitation zone will be in effect until July 19 and includes measures like body searches, vehicle searches, and drone surveillance.