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Paludan burns Quran in western Sweden, causing anger but no riots

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  • Right-wing extremist Rasmus Paludan visited western Swedish cities on Thursday, weeks after riots broke out in the wake of his previous anti-Islamic demonstrations which include burning the Quran.

  • Paludan holds Danish and Swedish citizenship and is the leader of an far-right party which is seeking seats in Swedish parliament.

  • "I've seen people crying, I've seen people picking up pieces of the burnt Quran and kissing the pieces", Madeleine Bengtsson, reporter for Swedish Radio's local station in Sjuhärad told Radio Sweden.