Demonstrations in Malmo, Sweden, after insulting Holy Quran

Rallies against the insult to the Holy Quran took place in the Swedish city of Malm. and caused unrest.

Iran Press/Europe: A police spokesman for the southern Swedish city of Malmo estimated the number of protesters was around 300 and said that setting fire to Muslims' holy book of Quran on Friday had angered protesters.

The gesture came after Swedish police banned a planned far right-demonstration in Malmö due to "safety" issues.

The rally had been organized by Rasmus Paludan, leader of the Danish far-right party Stram Kurs (Hard Line).

Swedish authorities detained him in Lernacken and eventually banned him from the country for two years after he attempted to reach the southern Swedish town despite the ban on the protest.

Malmö police said "his behavior" posed "a threat to the fundamental interests of society".

Rasmus Paludan had already set off a wave of racial-cultural tensions in the northern European country by setting fire to a volume of the Koran in a central district of Copenhagen, the Danish capital.


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