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Danish far-right group travel to Sweden to hold illegal Quran burning in Muslim-populated Stockholm neighbourhood

Stram Kurs members were denied permission to hold the demonstration [Getty]

Date of publication: 10 September, 2020

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Further anti-Islam protests are planned to take place in Sweden this weekend.
A Danish far-right group on Thursday held an illegal Quran burning demonstration in an area of Sweden with a significant Muslim population.

The provocative gesture was carried out by members of the Danish far-right group Hard Line (Stram Kurs) in the Rinkeby neighborhood of Sweden's capital, Stockholm.

Stram Kurs members arrived in the neighbourhood early in the morning on Thursday to carry out the Quran burning, according to the group's social media platform. They had applied for permission to carry out the burning prior to the demonstration, but their request denied.

In a social media video broadcast, the group showed one of its members dousing the book in gasoline before setting it alight.

The group quickly dispersed after the copy of the Quran was set alight.

A similar event was held last month in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, where a group linked to Stram Kurs also burned a copy of the Muslim holy book. 

Clashes broke out in the aftermath of the event, leaving several police officers injured. Ten people were arrested after the event and Stram Kurs leader Rasmus Paludan was banned from entering Sweden for two years.

Stram Kurs plans to hold further anti-Islam demonstrations in Sweden this weekend.

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