American journalist Tim Pool, who has spent recent days in Sweden, after being challenged by Paul Joseph Watson to go have a look and report on its state, was again told to get lost, this time by the police, who saw an imminent threat.
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Pool received a police escort out of the Rinkeby suburb of Stockholm on Wednesday after he and his colleague were followed by masked men, he told The Local.
"Several men started masking up and following us. Police told us to leave and had to escort us to our car," he wrote in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
"I started talking to the police. They told me some interesting things about the good they think they can do there, and then one of the other cops basically said 'I have a tip for you, look at what the men around you are doing'," Pool told The Local.
"We had noticed a bunch of people putting up their hoods, whispering to each other, so the cop was like 'maybe it would be smart if you were to leave now, that's my tip for you'. They got in their car to escort us out and we just had to walk alongside their vehicle, and they followed us to our car. As we were walking there were people following us, yelling things," he added.
A Stockholm police press spokesperson told The Local that they were aware of the tweets but were unable to find any specific reports filed about it on their system, though they would continue to look into it.
Frida Nordlöf, a police officer in the Järva district, later told regional Stockholm newspaper Mitt i that Pool and his colleague had not been escorted out of the area by police.
"We had extra officers on the ground because of a poetry evening in Rinkeby with a lot of visitors. When Tim Pool took out a camera and started filming a group of young people they pulled their hoods up and covered their faces and shouted at him to stop filming. The officers then told Tim Pool that it was not wise to stay there in the middle of the square and keep filming," she said.
"Then the patrol was going to Rinkeby Academy and that's where Pool's team had parked their car so it was more out of coincidence that they followed each other there."
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