“I went a while ago, down to the barricades next to the site of the horrific attack and laid flowers and lit a candle for those who died or were injured today.
To all of you who have lost someone or concerned about someone who is injured – you should know that all of Sweden is with you. I also want to say a special thank you to all police officers, rescue and medical personnel and anyone who voluntarily helped people when they needed it most – you are the pride of our country.
No matter who or what it is that attacked us, their goal is to undermine democracy and sow discord between us. But they will not succeed. They can not subdue us, they can not control our lives and they will never win.
I know that many are now worried and scared. And we are many that hugs the ones we love extra hard tonight. The police, all our other agencies and government work tirelessly for your safety.
Take care of each other. Together we will take care of Sweden.”