Scores injured amid anti-Islamic raves in Sweden
The clashes have resulted in the injury of 26 police officers and 14 civilians.
Hard Line, a far-right Swedish group, has been entangled in violent clashes with police and protesters over insistence on burning Qurans.
The clashes have resulted in the injury of 26 police officers and 14 civilians, according to a press conference on Monday.
Hard Line - a right-wing, anti-immigration, and anti-Islam group headed by Danish-Swedish politician Rasmus Paludan - has been looking to muster support before the elections in September, but with some Islamophobic violence.
Paludan does not have enough signatures to secure his candidacy in the September elections - no such thing as bad publicity, right?
Paludan toured Sweden, visiting towns and cities with particularly large Muslim populations, with the intention of burning copies of the holy book amid a holy month, Ramadan.
The violent group has been clashing with police since Thursday evening, springing from the cities of Linkoping and Norrkoping, spreading to Malmo.
According to police, up to 100 people, mostly youth, threw stones, set fire to cars, tires, and garbage cans, and erected a barrier fence in the town of Landskrona after authorities moved a demonstration planned there by the Danish party Stram Kurs to the nearby city of Malmö, about 45 km to the south.