With all the rioting in the United States about destroying capitalism, law and order, public monuments, police organizations and the Trump administration, it’s almost nostalgic to see rioting break out in Europe over a good old-fashioned Koran-burning.
Riots broke out on Aug. 28 in Sweden after people gathered to protest some far-Right activists who set fire to the holy book of Islam.
Or a copy of it, at least.
Images show tires being burned in the street and smoke rising above Malmo, in the southern part of the Scandinavian country, MailOnline reports.
Some 300 protesters reportedly threw rocks at police as officers tried to restore order.
Earlier in the day, right-wing demonstrators had burned a Koran after the arrest of the leader of a far-Right Danish political party was arrested before of a planned meeting in the town. The demonstrations flared up in the same place where the Koran had been burned, according to a police spokesperson.
According to reports in the newspaper the Daily Aftonbladet, three men had earlier been seen kicking a copy of the Koran around a public square during anti-Islam protests earlier in the day.
The anti-Islam protests were sparked after Rasmus Paludan, leader of Danish far-right political party Hard Line, had been barred from having a meeting in Malmo and was stopped at the Swedish border, the newspaper reported.
Paludan, known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric, had been banned from Sweden for two years, authorities said on Aug. 28.
Calle Persson, spokesperson for the police in Malmo, said the force suspected Paludan was “going to break the law in Sweden.”