Some 23 people have so far been arrested as a result of yesterday’s unrest, which included pitched battles involving the police, numerous fires being set alight and all-out carnage – mostly in the Copenhagen district of Nørrebro, but also in other areas of the Danish capital.
The trouble started on Sunday afternoon when Nørrebro locals and counter-demonstrators took issue with a protest organised by the fierce Islam critic Rasmus Paludan.
PM Lars Løkke Ramussen has condemned the violence, writing off Paludan’s provocations as “meaningless” and ultimately divisory.
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Twitter: Rasmus Paludan
19-year-old in custody for having a pistol and hand grenade on him.
The tiles on Blågårdplads ‘ death over/to Paludan ‘
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