Several dozen hurt in days of unrest in Sweden

Several dozen hurt in days of unrest in Sweden

Several dozen hurt in days of unrest in Sweden

Several dozen hurt in days of unrest in Sweden

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Several days of unrest in Sweden, sparked by way of a much-proper group’s plans to burn Korans, have injured several dozen human beings, police stated on Monday, calling for more assets to deal with the violence.

Protests have turned violent in several cities seeing that Thursday, leaving 26 police officers and 14 civilians injured, police said at a press conference on Monday.

The unrest has been sparked by the leader of the anti-immigration and anti-Islam group Hard Line, the Danish-Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan who is aiming to drum up assistance ahead of the September elections.

Paludan — who intends to stand inside the September ballot but does no longer but have the vital signatures to secure his candidacy — has gone on a declared “excursion” of Sweden, journeying cities and towns with massive Muslim populations with the cause of burning copies of the Muslim holy ebook Koran as the trustworthy mark the holy month of Ramadan.

Clashes with police have erupted during protests against the group since Thursday evening, starting in the cities Linkoping and Norrkoping.

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They spread to the city of Malmo, where a school was set alight during the second night of unrest Saturday-Sunday.

 

– ‘Too few of us’ –

 

“Criminals have profited from the situation to show violence toward society, without any link to the demonstrations,” national police chief Anders Thornberg said at a press conference on Monday.

“There are too few of us. We have grown, but we have not grown at the same pace as the problems at the heart of society,” he said, asking for more resources for the police.

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As protesters burned cars and lobbed rocks at the police in Sunday clashes, officers responded, head of police special forces Jonas Hysing said.

“Some 200 participants were violent and the police had to respond with arms in legitimate self-defense,” he said.

Police had in advance said officials wounded three humans after firing warning pictures during Sunday’s “insurrection”.

Eight human beings had been arrested within the metropolis of Norrkoping and 18 humans had been detained inside the neighboring metropolis of Linkoping, because of the violence.

On Sunday, clashes erupted in both towns for the second time in 4 days.

In the wake of the string of violent incidents, Iraq’s overseas ministry stated on Sunday it had summoned the Swedish feed affairs in Baghdad.

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

Saudi Arabia’s official news agency said the kingdom has “condemned the agitations of certain extremists in Sweden and their provocations against Muslims”.

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