Police Officers Injured In Sweden Riot After Anti-Muslim Leader Banned

protesters threw stones at police and burned tyres on the streets.

Banning the anti-Muslim leader has caused alot of chaos, as 10 people were arrested and several police officer got injured during clashes in Southern Sweden.

Report claim that, protesters threw stones at police and burned tyres on the streets of Malmo late Friday, due to the anti-Muslim Danish politician was blocked from attending a Koran-burning rally.

The demonstration of about 300 people was connected to an incident earlier in the day in which protesters burned a copy of the Islamic holy book, police spokesman Rickard Lundqvist told Swedish tabloid Expressen.

During the clashes about 10 to 20 protesters were arrested late Friday but were all subsequently released, police spokesman Patric Fors told AFP. Several police officers were slightly injured, he added.

The violence had subsided by Saturday morning.

Samir Muric, an imam said on Facebook, those who act like this have nothing to do with Islam.

“It’s not right,” Malmo resident Shahed told the SVT public broadcaster. “But it wouldn’t have happened if they hadn’t burnt the Koran,” he added.

Rasmus Paludan, leader of the far-rigt Danish anti-immigration party Stram Kurs (Hard Line), was due to travel to Malmo to speak at Friday’s event, which is the same day as the main weekly prayers for Muslims.

But authorities pre-empted Paludan’s arrival by announcing he had been banned from entering Sweden for two years. Police later arrested him near Malmo.

Calle Persson, spokesman for the police in Malmo told AFP. we suspect that he was going to break the law in Sweden.

“And also there was a risk in his behaviour…which can pose a threat to society.”

We are doing all these to make sure things goes right, even though people get angry and i understand that, but there are other ways of doing things, he added.

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