Rioting in Denmark!
“Immigrant” youths are torching cars and schools.
An elementary school was torched in the violence.
A fireman tries to put out a fire at Vaerebro elementary school that was set alight by demonstrators in Vaerloese, north of Copenhagen, late February 14, 2008. Seventeen youths were arrested after four nights of rioting in a number of largely immigrant neighbourhoods of Copenhagen, police said. (REUTERS/Mogens Flindt)
** Astute Bloggers reported that this is the 5th night of rioting.
Six immigrant youths were arrested after the continued rioting in Copenhagen tonight.
Six youths were arrested in Copenhagen for setting cars and dumpsters ablaze and throwing stones at police in a fifth night of riots in a predominantly immigrant area of the Danish capital, police said Friday.
“We’ve had six arrests so far. They’ve been charged with throwing stones at police and setting fires to cars and waste containers,” Chief Inspector Henrik Olesen of the Copenhagen police told AFP.
At least 11 cars were torched in various neighbourhoods of Copenhagen, and 10 others in the nearby town of Kokkedal.
On Thursday, 17 youths were arrested for rioting the previous night.
“We don’t know why they’re rioting. I think it’s because they’re bored. Some people say it’s because of the cartoons but that’s not my opinion,” Olesen said.
He was referring to the reprinting of a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed in 17 Danish newspapers on Wednesday.
Protests have flared up again in several Muslim countries including Kuwait and Pakistan following the reprinting. The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas also condemned the publication…
Three people were arrested for planning the murder, including two Tunisians who have lived in Denmark for more than seven years and whom Denmark has decided to expel without a trial.
Jylands Posten has video of the torchings HERE.
A car is set on fire by demonstrators at a street in Noerrebro, Copenhagen February 13, 2008. Seventeen youths were arrested after four nights of rioting in a number of largely immigrant neighbourhoods of Copenhagen, police said. Picture taken February 13, 2008. (REUTERS/Mogens Flindt)
PR Inside has more on the Copenhagen rioting:
Two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan origin were arrested in an alleged plot to kill the creator of the drawing.
The Dane was released after questioning, but the two Tunisians were remanded in custody for nearly a month Thursday as authorities decide whether to proceed with plans to deport them without a trial.
Critics said the Tunisians were being treated unfairly, and some observers warned resentment over the case could spill over into Copenhagen’s immigrant neighborhoods, where youths have been setting fire to cars and trash bins for four consecutive nights. Seventeen people were arrested overnight, police said Thursday.
Police pass a fire lit by demonstrators in the streets of Tingbjerg, a part of Copenhagen, on February 14. Six youths were arrested in Copenhagen for setting cars and dumpsters ablaze and throwing stones at police in a fifth night of riots in a predominantly immigrant area of the Danish capital, police said Friday. (AFP/Mogens Flindt)