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19 Apr 2019 | 10:01 AM UTC

Denmark: Far right party calls for multiple demonstrations in Copenhagen and other urban centers April 19-21

Denmark News Alert

Far-right political party to demonstrate in Copenhagen and other urban centers April 19-21; counterprotests and localized disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/19/2019, 11:00 AM until 4/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Copenhagen). COUNTRY/REGION Denmark, Copenhagen, Bagsværd, Hundige, Herning, Thisted

Event

The far-right political party Stram Kurs (SK) is expected to hold multiple demonstrations in Copenhagen and other urban centres between Friday, April 19, and Sunday, April 21, to protest the presence of the Muslim populations and the government's current immigration policies. On April 19, protesters are expected to gather at 11:00 (local time) at Værebro Bibliotek, located in the city's Bagsværd district; another protest is expected to take place at 18:00 in front of the Hundige Storcenter, located in the city's Hundige district. On April 20, an additional protest is expected to take place in the city of Herning from 14:00 to 16:00 (local time); while on Sunday April 21, supporters of the SK party will gather in the city of Thisted from 14:00 to 16:30 (local time).

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are likely. Clashes between demonstrators and security forces or potential counterprotesters cannot be ruled out.

Context

Multiple anti-Muslim protests and related counter-demonstrations have taken place across Denmark in recent days, notably following the Christchurch attack in New Zealand on March 15. Danish police have prohibited similar demonstrations in Copenhagen in recent weeks.

Advice

Individuals in Denmark are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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