26 arrested after violent Sweden protests: police

26 arrested after violent Sweden protests: police

26 arrested after violent Sweden protests: police

26 arrested after violent Sweden protests: police

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Sweden has arrested 26 people after weekend clashes between police and protesters rallying in opposition to plans by a much-proper group to burn copies of the Koran, police stated on Monday.

Eight human beings had been arrested inside the town of Norrkoping and 18 people have been detained in the neighboring town of Linkoping, police stated in a declaration.

On Sunday, clashes erupted in each city for the second time in 4 days over rallies by anti-immigration and anti-Islam institution Hard Line, led via the Danish-Swedish baby-kisser Rasmus Paludan.

Police said officers wounded three people after firing warning shots during Sunday’s clashes.

Paludan, a lawyer and a YouTuber who intends to stand in Swedish legislative elections in September but does not yet have the necessary number of signatures to secure his candidature, is currently on a “tour” of Sweden.

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The 40-year-old is visiting neighborhoods with large Muslim populations where he wants to burn copies of the Muslim holy book Koran as Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan.

In Malmo, wherein he burned a Koran on Saturday, fire erupted in a college in a single day, officers stated.

Hard Line’s rallies have sparked numerous clashes between the police and counter-protesters across the Scandinavian united states in the latest days.

On Thursday and Friday, around 12 law enforcement officials have been injured during the clashes.

In the wake of the string of incidents, Iraq’s overseas ministry stated on Sunday that it had summoned the Swedish price d’affaires to Baghdad.

It warned that the affair could have “serious repercussions” on “relations between Sweden and Muslims in general, both Muslim and Arab countries and Muslim communities in Europe”.

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