Rioting Occurs

Sep 1, 2020

On the night of 28-29 August 2020, rioting occurred in the southern Swedish town of Malmo, located approximately 40 km (25 mi) east of Copenhagen, Denmark, after videos posted on social media showed the burning of the Quran, the Islamic holy book. Rioters threw burning objects and bottles at police officers, set fire to vehicles and burned tires and debris in the streets. t At least four police officers suffered minor injuries during the violence. Authorities detained 15 people. More than 300 people had gathered in the city earlier in the day to protest the videos.

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