This is the moment a man burning a copy of the Quran was attacked by a protester before police intervened.

A demonstration organised by Stop Islamization of Norway (SIAN) in the city of Kristiansand turned violent after the group’s leader, Lars Thorsen set fire to a copy of the Quran despite a police order banning the action.

The group had warned SIAN against desecrating the holy book.

Two copies were thrown into a bin during the rally and when Thorsen set fire to another one a man can be seen jumping on to him. The man then grabs Thorsen before police break up the skirmish.

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It is reported both Thorsen and those who tried to stop him from burning the Quran were detained by police. 

'Stop Islamization of Norway' is a far-right anti-Islam group, that was established in 2008.