Violent unrest erupted in Malmö, Sweden, over the weekend, with reports of riots, arson, and clashes with the police. The turmoil began in connection with a planned Quran burning at Värnhemstorget in Malmö, leading to several police reports, including violent riots, sabotage against emergency services, and attempted assault. Two men have been arrested on suspicion of incitement to violent riots.
During the unrest, cars were set on fire, an environmental house was destroyed by flames, and projectiles were hurled at law enforcement. Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson condemned the violence, emphasizing its impact on the police's ability to combat serious organized crime in Sweden. The police are now reviewing extensive video and image material to identify those responsible for the unrest.
The police continue to monitor the area, employing drones to prevent, deter, and detect crimes. Authorities have urged residents to avoid approaching violent situations and to seek information from the police if needed.