Anti-Mus­lim act spurs vi­o­lent protest

The Buffalo News - - WORLD NEWS -

COPENHAGEN – Af­ter an anti-Mus­lim provo­ca­teur pub­licly des­e­crated the Qu­ran in Copenhagen, demon­stra­tions against him Sun­day and early Mon­day de­scended into vi­o­lent clashes be­tween pro­test­ers, who set about 70 fires in the streets, and po­lice, who made 23 ar­rests.

The un­rest in the Nor­re­bro dis­trict of the Dan­ish cap­i­tal be­gan Sun­day af­ter Ras­mus Palu­dan, the founder of a tiny far-right party, tossed a book he claimed was the Qu­ran into the air and let it fall to the ground.

Pro­test­ers shouted at Palu­dan on Sun­day, press­ing against the lines of po­lice of­fi­cers who were pro­tect­ing him. Vi­o­lence then broke out and spread into sur­round­ing streets.

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