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Unrest sparked by far-right demos continues inside Sweden

Unrest sparked by far-right demos continues inside Sweden

HELSINKI (AP) — Unrest broke not here inside southern Sweden late Saturday in malice of police moving a rally by an anti-Islam far-right group, which was preparation to burn a Quran among other things, to a new location while a preventive measure.

Scuffles with every one other accompanied by unrest were reported inside the southern town of Landskrona following a demonstration scheduled there by the Danish right-wing communal gathering Stram Kurs communal gathering was moved to the nearby city of Malmo, some 45 kilometers (27 miles) south.

Up to 100 mostly young people threw stones, place cars, tires with every one other accompanied by dustbins on fire, with every one other accompanied by place up a fence barrier that obstructed traffic, Swedish police said. The circumstances had calmed down inside Landskrona by late Saturday nevertheless remains tense, police said, adding no indeed injuries were reported inside the action.

On Friday evening, brutal clashes in the centre of demonstrators with every one other accompanied by counter-protesters erupted inside the centre city of Orebro ahead Stram Kurs' scheme to burn a Quran there, leaving 12 police officers injured with every one other accompanied by quartet police vehicles place on fire.

Video footage with every one other accompanied by photos from chaotic scenes inside Orebro showed burning police cars with every one other accompanied by protesters throwing stones with every one other accompanied by other objects at police officers inside riot gear.

Kim Hild, spokeswoman for police inside southern Sweden, said earlier Saturday that police would not revoke permission for the Landskrona demonstration since the threshold for doing that is extremely high inside Sweden, which values without charge speech.

The just of the protesters "to demonstrate with every one other accompanied by speak not here weighs enormously, laboriously with every one other accompanied by it takes an incredible amount for this to exist ignored," Hild told Swedish report agency TT.

The demonstration took place Saturday evening inside a centre park inside Malmo where Stram Kurs' leader Rasmus Paludan addressed a few dozen people. A small number of counter-protesters threw stones at demonstrators with every one other accompanied by police was forced to use sprinkle spray to disperse them.

Paludan himself was reported to have been hit by a stone on his leg, Swedish media said. No solemn injuries were reported, according to police.

Since Thursday, clashes have been reported too inside Stockholm with every one other accompanied by inside the cities of Linkoping with every one other accompanied by Norrkoping — all locations where Stram Kurs either planned or had demonstrations.

Paludan, a Danish legal practitioner who too holds Swedish citizenship, place up Stram Kurs, or "Hard Line" inside 2017. The website of the party, which runs on an anti-immigration with every one other accompanied by anti-Islam agenda says "Stram Kurs is the most patriotic political communal gathering inside Denmark."

Unrest sparked by far-right demos continues inside Sweden

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