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Organizers cancel most popular music festival in Sweden after more than 2 dozen women were sexually assaulted

By Mason White 4:28 PM July 4, 2017
Bravalla Festival
Bravalla Festival
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) Thousands of music fans in Sweden, are disappointed after organizers of the most popular music festival canceled an upcoming event due to numerous complaints of sexual assaults.

The upcoming Bravalla annual music festival was canceled after police said that at least 26 women came forward to report that they were sexually assaulted during the most recent event.

Norrkoping police confirmed the they are investigating four rapes and 22 sexual assaults, involving women and girls. None of the suspects were identified.

One woman told police that she was gang raped while she was traveling on a road leading up to a concert. Another woman told police that she was raped while attending the Hellstrom concert.

A third woman told police that she began having consensual sex with a man, but he refused to stop when she said so. Dozens of women and girls reported being sexually assaulted during concerts.

“There are no words for how incredibly sad we are over these reports, and we regret and condemn the crimes. It is not f**king okay. We will not accept it at our festival,” organizers of the Bravalla said in a statement.

“We have decided not to continue with the Bravalla 2018. We will take a step back. This is not because of an individual offense or individual event. It’s not about the fact that we cannot handle the problem or that the problem lives in festivals, it’s about making a clear statement,” Folkert Koopmans, who is the owner and founder of the Bravalla Festival.