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Securitas: Valuable to understand racism and discrimination

It was on the eve of epiphany this year as a 12-year-old Muad was nedbrottad of a steward in the Kista galleria shopping center in connection with that he and his friends celebrated a birthday. The guard, who works for Securitas, has social media been strongly criticized for the intervention. At the same time, the criminal investigation police launched closed down, and Securitas ' own investigation has come to the conclusion that ordningsvakten not have done anything wrong.

the African association and 20 other organizations, organized on Wednesday a manifestation at Securitas ' head office in central Stockholm to highlight what they believe is a racially motivated act. In an open letter to Securitas ' ceo describes the organisations incident as ”part of a larger context of structural violence against black and brown bodies”.

had Securitas ceo Joachim Källsholm invited Muads family and Kitimbwa Sabuni, the president of the African association, to a meeting.

"It was a meeting of all the cases, and it was good," says Kitimbwa Sabuni afterwards.

He says Securitas president talked about how the company's stewards are working together with a couple of invited the guards told us about their vulnerable situation.

– There is no doubt that it is a precarious claim, and that they have a stressful job with a lot of pressure, " says Kitimbwa Sabuni.

the company's ceo to express an apology and give some sort of compensation to the 12-year-old Muad, which they consider to have been beaten, so the ”locked out call”. Not A Sabunis and the family, reasoning that the handling of Muad had not been as heavy-handed if he had lived in ”Täby or Södermalm” – and that the document may have had a racist undertone – met with no understanding, according to Kitimbwa Sabuni.

" No, they could not understand. So it is not in the vicinity of the that he had any excuse. But they regretted what had happened, even if it's not the same thing, " he says.

commented on Wednesday's meeting in a blog post in which he inter alia, stated that the company's investigation shows that ordningsvakten not have done anything wrong in the event in Kista galleria. He also tells us that he was satisfied with the meeting and that it is ”important not to hide behind closed doors”.

– Securitas is a member of the community and it is important for us to listen to the criticism that is directed in our direction, and take the time to respond to it, " says Joachim Källsholm in a statement on the blog.

that he understands that the type of events arousing strong emotions among the general public.

"It is important for me to explain our actions to the concerned, even when we formally have done right, and despite the fact that we have different perceptions of the event, so it's been valuable for me to take part of their description of racism and discrimination in society, then it is something that we take very seriously, and must constantly be aware of and actively oppose," he says further.

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