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Denmark. Prime Minister Frederiksen attacked in central Copenhagen

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Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was attacked by a man on Friday evening in Kultorvet Square in the center of Copenhagen, the Ritzau agency reported, citing the head of government's office. The attacker was arrested.

The Ritzau agency reported, citing the office of the head of the Danish government, that Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was attacked on Friday evening at Kultorvert Square in the center of Copenhagen. According to the media, Frederiksen was hit or beaten. The man responsible for the attack was arrested.

“The Prime Minister is shocked by the incident,” her office said. Information about the incident was confirmed by the Danish police and the PET secret service, but refused to provide further details.

Mette FrederiksenMads Claus Rasmussen/EPA/PAP

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Frederiksen, head of the Social Democrats, on Friday afternoon took part in the campaign of her party's candidate before Sunday's European Parliament elections. The attack allegedly took place after the end of the match.

Many Danish government ministers expressed their disapproval of the aggression. “Any attack on an elected politician is an attack on our entire democracy,” said Culture Minister Jakob Engel-Schmidt. “This is not Denmark,” emphasized Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen.

Main photo source: Mads Claus Rasmussen/EPA/PAP



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