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Danish Prime Minister attacked in Copenhagen

Photo: Ida Marie Odgaard Agence France-Presse Copenhagen police confirmed on the X platform that one person had been arrested in the case and that an investigation was underway.

Associated Press in Berlin

Published at 18:44

  • Europe

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was attacked by a man in Copenhagen, the Danish Press Agency reported on Friday Ritzau.

Copenhagen police confirmed on the X platform that a person had been arrested in this case and that an investigation was underway.

There was no immediate information specifying how the attack occurred, or whether Ms. Frederiksen was injured. The prime minister's office told Danish public broadcaster DR that it was “shocked” by the incident.

The reports give no further details. details and it is not clear in what context the attack occurred, but it comes just before the European Union parliamentary elections which will take place on Sunday.

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Ms Frederiksen campaigned with the Social Democrats' lead candidate in the European elections, Christel Schaldemose. According to media reports, the attack was not linked to a campaign event.

The news of the attack aroused shock and indignation among politicians from all political sides in Denmark and abroad.

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson said that “an attack on a democratically elected leader is also an attack on our democracy”, while Charles Michel, President of the European Council, condemned on 62~Violence against political figures has become a theme in the run-up to the European elections. In May, a candidate from Germany's center-left Social Democratic Party was beaten and seriously injured while campaigning for a seat in the European Parliament.

En Slovakia, the electoral campaign was overshadowed by the assassination attempt on populist Prime Minister Robert Fico on May 15, causing shock waves in this country of 5.4 million inhabitants and reverberating throughout Europe.

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