Riots in Sweden again after right-wing extremists burn the Qur’an Abroad

Earlier, an anti-Islamic protest led to resistance and riots in Örebro and Linköping, in which several police officers were injured.

On Saturday, things went awry in Landskrona again. Masked young men threw stones at police, barricaded roads and set fire to cars, according to Aftonbladet. Not to be outdone, the police chief decided to relocate Paludan, the leader of the Stram Kurs (Hard Line) group, to a safer place in Malmö, in the south of the country.

Things got out of hand in Örebro on Friday night. Eight police officers guarding the demonstration were injured, four of them seriously. Stram Kurs is an anti-Islamist club that, among other things, organizes the burning of the Koran. That intention itself led to a counter-demonstration, after which the situation spiraled out of control.

A police bus in Örebro that can be considered lost.

A police bus in Örebro that can be considered lost.

Although the Danish politician Paludan was given permission to hold a meeting in Örebro, it caused so much unrest in the city that the police quickly decided to intervene. Warning shots were also fired. Police officers were mostly injured by oysters and chest to chest. Several police cars were set on fire.

A similar meeting in Linköping on Thursday also turned into riots. There, three police officers had to be taken to hospital for treatment.

The frontman of Stram Kursa, Paludan, has been regularly involved in the actions of right-wing extremists in other countries in recent years. In November 2020, he was arrested in France and sent across the border.

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