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Danish race riots enter 7th night. News Team

Multiple city race riots, I mean “youth unrest,” entered it’s seventh night.

So far the Danish Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has taken a hard line. He has promised no sympathy for the rioters. He has pledged to punish them along with their parents.

From International Herald Tribune

Some community leaders said the situation may have escalated after Danish newspapers reprinted the Muhammad cartoon in a protest for free speech following the arrest of three men accused of plotting to kill the man who drew it.

Fogh Rasmussen noted that Denmark’s freedom of speech includes cartoonists, and that anger over a drawing did not give anyone “the right to burn others’ cars or to burn down schools or institutions.”

The rioters are from immigrant families mainly from North Africa.