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Riots in Sweden’s Malmo after anti-Muslim Danish leader blocked from ‘Quran-burning rally’, given two-year ban

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Riots in Sweden’s Malmo after anti-Muslim Danish chief blocked from ‘Quran-burning rally’, given two-year ban

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Rasmus Paludan, who was arrested close to Malmo forward of the rally, had final 12 months burnt a Quran wrapped in bacon

Stockholm: Protesters threw stones at police and burned tyres in southern Sweden late on Friday, authorities stated, hours after an anti-Muslim Danish politician was blocked from attending a Quran-burning rally close by.

About 300 individuals had been on the streets of Malmo with violence escalating because the night wore on, in line with police and native media.

The demonstration was linked to an incident earlier within the day through which protesters burned a replica of the Islamic holy ebook, police spokesman Rickard Lundqvist informed Swedish tabloid Expressen.

Rasmus Paludan, who leads the far-right Danish anti-immigration social gathering Arduous Line, was as a consequence of journey to Malmo to talk at that occasion, which was being held on the identical day as weekly prayers for the Muslim sabbath.

However authorities pre-empted Paludan’s arrival by saying he had been banned from getting into Sweden for 2 years. He was later arrested close to Malmo.

“We suspect that he was going to interrupt the legislation in Sweden,” Calle Persson, spokesman for the police in Malmo informed AFP.

“There was additionally a threat that his behaviour would pose a risk to society.”

However his supporters went forward with the rally, and three individuals had been then arrested for inciting racial hatred.

Paludan later put up a scathing message on Fb. “Despatched again and banned from Sweden for 2 years. Nevertheless, rapists and murderers are all the time welcome!” he wrote.

Paludan final 12 months attracted media consideration for burning a Quran wrapped in bacon – a meat that’s anathema for Muslims.

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