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Swedish town restricts 'immigrant weddings'
by David Landes
A local politician from Landskrona in southern Sweden has decreed that only one "immigrant wedding" can be held at the town's local community centre every month.
"We don't want to have too many," Lars Svensson, the centre's manager and Social Democratic member of the Landskrona local council, told the local Helsingborgs Dagblad (HD) newspaper,
Svensson then went on to explain what he meant by the term "immigrant wedding".
"It's those who live in the city. There are quite a lot of Kurds and Palestinians who get married. There's something about having an oriental background; there can be between 400 and 500 guests," Svensson explained, adding that "European immigrant groups" aren't included in the term.
According to Svensson, the policy comes following repeated complaints about the noise and untidiness associated with "immigrant weddings" held at Landskrona's Folkets Hus, translating literally into English as "The People's House".
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