Far-right activists burned a Quran in the Southern Swedish city of Malmo on Friday which raged riots. The unrest further deepened on Saturday as more than 300 people gathered to protest.
The unrest further deepened on Saturday as more than 300 people gathered to protest. On Friday night itself, the rioters set fires, burned tyres and threw objects like stones etc at Police injuring several officers and firefighters. Police have detained 15 people in connection with the riots. Later 3 more people were arrested by the Police on suspicion grounds which spread hatred and affected the peace and harmony in the region.
Speaking about the violence, police spokesman Rickard Lundqvist told
The demonstration was connected to an incident earlier in the day in which protesters burned a copy of the Islamic holy book,
According to the local media reports, the riots took place basing a video posted by a far-right activist. The video was filmed when the Muslim Holy Book ‘Quran’ was being burnt.
The riots took a political turn when an anti-Muslim Danish politician tried to attend the rally. But the police have blocked is trials.
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Far-right Danish anti-immigration party Hard Liner Rasmus Paludan scheduled an event on Friday before the happening of this event.
Citing the sensitivity, the authorities have barred his entry by banning him for 2 years from entering into Sweden. Later he was arrested in Malmo.
Paludan, later posted in his Facebook
Sent back and banned from Sweden for two years. However, rapists and murderers are always welcome!
Justifying Paludan’s ban, a spokesman for the police in Malmo, Calle Persson told
We suspect that he was going to break the law in Sweden,
Last year, Paludan grabbed media attention for burning a Quran wrapped in bacon. Bacon is a meat that is hateful for the Muslim community.