Right-wing extremist Paludan set fire to Korans in Stockholm on Sunday

Rasmus PaludanPhoto: Fredrik Persson / TT / NTB
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On Sunday, the Danish-Swedish right-wing extremist Rasmus Paludan held rallies in Stockholm and Uppsala. It provoked far milder reactions than at Easter.

Paludan burned several Korans during his rallies.

Outside the mosque in Uppsala, brief riots broke out when people – who had followed Paludan on social media and knew he was coming – appeared, according to police.

Several unarmed people attacked Paludan’s car before he drove away, a video from the newspaper Expressen shows.

Earlier in the day, Paludan carried out similar actions in several places in Stockholm in parallel with the ongoing May 1 celebrations. According to the police in Stockholm, things went smoothly.

Paludan had his applications for holding rallies in both Stockholm and Uppsala rejected. Sunday’s actions did not count as public gatherings and were protected under freedom of demonstration, according to police.

At Easter, Paludan was active in several Swedish cities where he held or announced rallies to set fire to Korans. Afterward, violent riots ensued. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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