received anonymously (photos: Göteborgs-Posten / www.gp.se):
"This night we filled two containers with gasoline, 10 litres totally, we went to a McDonalds restaurant, smashed two windows with hammers wide open and poured out the gasoline all over tables, floor and walls. We were in a hurry as the sun had risen and it was light outside, so we threw the containers with written ALF-messages on them and some lighted matches into the restaurant and it went up in a big fire instantly. We don't know yet the exact damages, if they put it out, if they had sprinklers, etc, but we saw tables and decoration burn for a while at least. We saw big smoke come out from the building from a distance. This is a very early report. Burn in hell animal killers and capitalists!
- ANIMAL LIBERATION FRONT, ALF
According to media reports, the fire department responded to alarms at approximately 5:00 in the morning. Nobody was inside McDonald's at the time of the fire. The restaurant was damaged by fire and smoke, and by water from a sprinkler system that was triggered.