Hundreds of cars and several schools have been torched in the last week.
Firemen put out the fire in a burning car in Noerrebro, Copenhagen late February 15, 2008. Seventeen youths were arrested after four nights of rioting in a number of largely immigrant neighbourhoods of Copenhagen, police said. Picture taken February 15, 2008. (REUTERS/Mogens Flindt)
Here’s video of the Muslim youths setting fires in Denmark:
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The 8th night of torchings took place in Denmark last night.
Several schools and hundreds of cars have been torched.
A total of 20 towns were hit by fires on Sunday night, with around 29 people arrested – most of them for arson or attempted arson.
In two cases the fires were so strong that blocks of flats had to be evacuated.
Bands of young people have vandalised or set fire to hundreds of cars and a number of schools in the past week, however the situation was said to have been improving over the weekend.
Police said they could give no reason for the behaviour, but said unusually mild weather and the closure of schools for a winter break might have contributed.
Social workers believe an alleged plot to kill a Danish cartoonist for his drawing two years ago of the Prophet Mohammad may have fuelled the riots. Fifteen Danish newspapers reprinted his drawing on Wednesday in protest against the alleged murder plot.
Most Muslims consider depictions of the Prophet offensive.
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)