Sweden was long seen as a progressive utopia. Then came waves of immigrants — and the forces of populism at home and abroad.

Johnny Castillo, a Peruvian-born neighbourhood watchman in this district of Stockholm, still puzzles over the strange events that two years ago turned the central square of this predominantly immigrant community into a symbol of multiculturalism run amok.

First came a now-infamous comment by President Donald Trump, suggesting that Sweden's history of welcoming refugees was at the root of a violent attack in Rinkeby the previous evening, even though nothing had actually happened.

"You look at what's happening

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From margins to mainstream

A right-wing echo chamber

Links abroad

The "Village of the World"

Building a coalition