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Danish Prime Minister attacked in Copenhagen

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun8,2024

Danish PM attacked in Copenhagen

Photo: Mette Frederiksen

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was attacked by a man in a square in Copenhagen, her office said. EU leaders were quick to condemn the attack.

The office said in a statement that Frederiksen was “shocked” by the incident, but gave no further details.

“Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was beaten by a man on Friday evening in Kultorvet Square in Copenhagen. The man was subsequently arrested.”, – the statement said, Agence France-Presse reports.

The incident was preceded by a series of attacks on politicians from across the political spectrum at work or during the election campaign in Germany ahead of the European Parliament elections.

European Council President Charles Michel and European Parliament President Roberta Metsola condemned the attack on Frederiksen.< /p>

Metsola wished the head of the Danish government to “hold on,” saying on the social network X that “violence has no place in politics.”

Michel expressed outrage at the attack.

"I strongly condemn this cowardly act of aggression,"– said the head of the European Council on social media one person and we are currently investigating. We have no further comment on this case at this time",– said the police on the social network X.

"I must say that this shocked all the people around her", – Danish Environment Minister Magnus Heunicke wrote on social media.

"This should not happen in our beautiful, safe and free country,", – he said.

BAGNET recalls that on May 15, Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot four times at close range as he greeted supporters after a government meeting in the city of Handlova.

After the assassination attempt, Fico was taken to the hospital, where he underwent two complex operations.

Prepared by: Serhiy Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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