Rioters set fires and threw objects at police and rescue services Friday night, slightly injuring several police officers and leading to the detention of about 15 people.
Far-right activists burned an Islamic religious book in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, sparking riots and unrest after more than 300 people gathered to protest, police said Saturday.
The violence followed the burning Friday afternoon of an Islamic religious book, near a predominantly migrant neighborhood, that was carried out by far-right activists and filmed and posted online, according to the TT news agency.
Later, three people were arrested on suspicion of inciting hatred against an ethnic group after kicking the Muslim holy book.
The head of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations expressed unequivocal condemnation of the burning of the Islamic religious book by far-right extremists … ”As despicable and totally unacceptable,” his spokeswoman said.