by Xuefei Chen Axelsson
Swedish Prime Minister Magedalena Andersson visited Nörköping on Wednesday to see how a demonstration turned out to be a riot.
“Paludan’s manifestation is provokativ, that was a hatred message, it was not very swedish. ” said Andersson.
“But on the other hand, one has to understand that in Sweden it is allowed to send out disgusting opinions, but to throw stones on police is a serious crime.” stressed Andersson.
She said she didn’t see any demonstration against Paludan’s menifestation on burning Koran, but see the severe crime.
A total of 40 suspects were arrested all over Sweden, and 26 police were wounded by stones, burning bombs and iron pipes. The police chef felt very tired both physically and psychologically. “How can people treat us like this? Why do they do that? Man have to think.” Robert Gaverud who was working on Sunday told DN.
In five or six places, each place has a gathering of 100 to 200 persons to demonstrate against Dannish and Swedish politician Paludan who focused on burning Koran as his political manifestation towards parliament. He got 1.8% of support in Denmark unable to go in to parliament for him.
He was put in detention for a month in the past for his extreme right activities. He was also expelled from Belgium when he said he wanted to burn koran in the whole Europe.
With such radical ideas, how should the Dannish and Swedish government react will lead to future of Nordic countries.
Andersson said Sweden will sit down to discuss how to deal with Paludan’s application in the future.
Paludan didn’t show up in Orebro, but the violence still took place there. Paludan claimed that has nothing to do with him, and he said he didn’t go because he found that Swedish police was not able to protect his and their own safety.
That probably means that Paludan realized that his manifestation has such a strong impact on social security and stability. It is better for him to stop his provocative action.
In Sweden two opinions co exist, one is that the police should evaluate whether they should give permission to both sides for such activities. The other is Paludan’s behaviour is freedom of speech, not illegal. The police should be better equipped and armed for example to disperse the people with tear gas and water spray.
The minister for Justice Morgan Johansson held that there are criminal gangs in Sweden and once there is such radical stimulation, gangsters can coordinate and take action in many places in Sweden. Therefore Swedish government has to invest more in dealing with crimes.
But for the muslim world, Paludan is such a provocative figure that they all protest against.
This was a second time Sweden faced such a situation with one figure stimulated a series of violence against him.
The first one was Lars Vilks who painted Mohamod’s face with four dog legs. He died last October in a car accident bumping on a big truck. He had been protected by special police for nearly 10 years.