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Some images https://ekstrabladet.dk/112/paludan-angrebet-mand-anholdt/7597267Three people were arrested during extensive unrest at Nørrebro in central Copenhagen during Sunday.
This began when the strongly Islam-critical politician Rasmus Paludan repeatedly threw a copy of the Quran on the ground and managed to provoke reactions.
Paludan from the small party Stram Kurs was live-streaming on Youtube from his heavily police-watched appearance at Blågårds Plads - but it cut off when he was attacked by agitated audience.
Paludan and a party companion were throwing each other a Quran and dropping it demonstratively time after time.
Attacked by two people
- We were able to play with the Quran for about two minutes before two people who looked like Somalis showed up and attacked me. One of them took the Quran, Rasmus Paludan tells Ekstrabladet .
It was the beginning of an afternoon of street fights. The police used tear gas and several also pulled their firearms - but no shots were fired.
Containers were set on fire. Firecrackers, tables, chairs and other things were thrown at the police. One policeman reportedly received a paving stone in the head and needed medical care - but was not severely injured.
Built barricades on the streets
According to the newspaper Politiken, a group of some 50 men built barricades on the streets in the area. Images show how heavy police vehicles drive straight through burning materials.
At a press conference in the evening, police commissioner Jørgen Bergen Skov said that the incident had been documented and that the pictures were to be examined in order to be able to prosecute those who had actively participated in the brawl.
Of the three people arrested, the first person is suspected of having attacked Paludan, the second for having attacked police and the third for not having followed the police's directive.
The police's opinion is that most of the participants in the troubles were "people with gang affiliation and disadvantaged young people" .
"Throw them out of Denmark"
The troubles were commented on by many Danish politicians during the afternoon and evening. Pia Kjærsgaard in the Danish People's Party said:
- Does their rage and violence have anything to do with Paludan at all? Or is it just hate against Denmark? Throw them out of Denmark.
Even after 21 o'clock, several street fires and continued clashes were reported. The police urged the public to stay indoors if possible.