Violence and dozens of arson attacks break out in Copenhagen after anti-Islam politician throws a copy of the Koran in the air in migrant neighbourhood

Violence broke out in Denmark with cars and rubbish bins set on fire yesterday after a far-right anti-Islam activist threw a copy of the Koran into the air.

Copenhagen police said 23 people had been arrested last night after officers fired tear gas in clashes with protesters.

Extremist politician Rasmus Paludan – who wants Islam banned from Denmark – had thrown the religion’s holy book into the air several times in Noerrebro, an immigrant-heavy district in the Danish capital.

This appears to be the incident that sparked it all.

Another clip of the same incident.