Sept 24, 2010
Six people have been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred after videos emerged on the internet apparently showing copies of the Koran being burned.
Officers detained two men on September 15 and four more yesterday and all six were bailed pending further inquiries, Northumbria Police said.
”The arrests followed the burning of what are believed to have been two Korans in Gateshead on September 11,” the spokesman said.
”The incident was recorded and a video placed on the internet.”
In a video still accessible on YouTube, six young men in hooded tops or wearing scarves over their faces can be seen pouring petrol on a book and setting it alight, before burning another.
This article was posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 at 3:22 am