Swedish police clashed with a group of anti-fascist protesters this Friday protesting an act by the far right that planned to burn a copy of the Koran, the Muslim holy book.
The riots lasted for several hours, during which cars and shop windows were set on fire and several people were arrested, reports the British television BBC.
The police had previously prevented Danish far-right politician Rasmus Paludan from entering the country to attend the event, which his supporters called for the burning of the Muslim book. His followers carried on with the act. Paludan is banned from entering Sweden for two years.
Paludan heads the Danish party Stram Kurs (Hard Line) and was convicted of various racist crimes in Denmark this year. So he published an anti-Islamic video on social networks.