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Riots in Sweden After Koran Burning by Far-Right Activists

Smoke billows from burning tyres, pallets and fireworks during riots in Malmo, Sweden, on Aug. 28.

Smoke billows from burning tyres, pallets and fireworks during riots in Malmo, Sweden, on Aug. 28.

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Stockholm (AP) -- Far-right activists burned a Quran in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, sparking riots and unrest after more than 300 people gathered to protest, police said Saturday.

Rioters set fires and threw objects at police and rescue services Friday night, slightly injuring several police officers and leading to the detention of about 15 people.