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Riots Broke Out in Swedish Town After Right Extremists Burnt Quran Near Migrant Locality

  • A sudden violence broke out on Friday in the town of Malmo in Southern Sweden where almost 300 people were protesting against "anti-Islam activities". Demonstrators became so violent that they started pelting stones at the police officials, and car tyres were also set on fire. The problem escalated in the area after a copy of the Quran had been burned in Malmo by a right-wing extremist. The protest occurred in the first place after Rasmus Paludan, leader of Danish far-right political party hard-line had been denied permission to have a meeting in Malmo and was stopped at the Swedish border, as per the news agency there. Officials pre-empted Paludan's arrival by announcing he had been banned from entering Sweden for two years. He was later taken into custody near Malmo. Calle Persson, spokesman for the police in Malmo, said on the matter that "We suspect he was going to break the law in Sweden... there was also a risk that his behavior would pose a threat to society". The spokesperson also stated that the situation is yet to come under control.

    Map Showing Location of Malmo in Sweden

    Tagged as: Riots in Sweden, Sweden