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Outrage after pregnant mum pinned down by train guards

OUTRAGE: The guards' excessive use of force is being investigated (Image: action4humanity_se/Instagram)

FOOTAGE OF a heavily pregnant woman being pinned down by guards at a train station in Sweden has prompted an investigation.

The woman, who was travelling on the metro in Stockholm, with her young daughter, was reportedly stopped by authorities over an invalid ticket last week Thursday.

According to reports, she said she had a ticket but could not find it.

In the video, the woman cannot be seen struggling as she is taken off the train by two guards.

Another woman accompanies the pregnant passenger and her daughter on to the platform.

The woman’s daughter can be seen holding onto her mother before the woman’s head appears to hit the wall multiple times.

As the guards pin the woman face down on a bench, her daughter cries and screams as she looks on.

Several passengers appear to confront the guards about their treatment of the woman.

In another clip, the pregnant passenger is later seen struggling to get up from the ground.

After the incident, the woman was taken to hospital and two guards involved in restraining her have been suspended, the BBC reported.

Lovette Jallow, a well-known Swedish blogger, shared a video of the incident on her Instagram account.

“After everything the Swedish public was shown in the recent @kallafaktatv4 documentary about how aftiswedes are racially profiled and mistreated this shouldn’t surprise anyone even if the victim is pregnant. The victim is currently in the hospital and all I can do is hope the baby is alright because if anything happens to that child. There will be hell to pay,” she wrote.

A spokesman for Stockholm’s SL public transport service, who have said they are investigating the incident, told the BBC: "What we do know is that the woman was caught without a valid ticket in a ticket check and was given a penalty fare. She refused this and therefore she, according to our rules, was asked to leave the subway.

"She refused this too and when she was going to be escorted from the subway by our public security officers she started to scream and make resistance."

Jallow said it is not the first time such an incident has taken place and been documented.

Replying to a commenter, she said: “If you check my IGTV they did a similar thing to another black mother and her child. And that was in September 2018 and still no apology from the transport company.”

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