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A man was arrested by officers at the scene in the city of Malmö

This is the disturbing moment a man was wrestled to the ground by police during the latest Quran burning incident in Scandinavia.

Salwan Momika, a refugee living in Stockholm, has been making headlines over his repeated acts of desecration of the book, causing a diplomatic row between many Muslim countries and Sweden.

A large police presence was on site at Värnhemstorget, a main square in the city of Malmö, today where he again set fire to the Quran.

At least 200 people gathered – most protesting against his actions – after he was given permission by authorities, according to local media.

Several attempts were made by the crowd to approach Momika, resulting in the demonstration ending earlier than planned. 

Footage from SVT showed officers wrestling with a man before he was detained and taken away.

It was not immediately clear if he was a supporter of the Quran burning or from the counter-protesters.

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Swedish police have arrested two people and detained around 10 others after a violent riot broke out at a protest involving a burning of the Quran. Organised by Iraqi refugee Salwan Momika, its the latest incident among protests which have sparked outrage across the Middle East.

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The timing couldn’t have been worse. Turkey had already threatened to derail Sweden’s NATO aspirations when a far-right extremist set fire to a Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. On Friday, Ankara issued its verdict on Sweden and Finland’s joint NATO bid: For now, Turkey would only start ratifying Finland’s application. Several reports have since emerged, meanwhile, pointing to suspected Russia ties among the organisers of the damaging Koran-burning protest.