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Over 20 detained in Copenhagen after unrest sparked by far-right party's rally

Last update: 15/04/2019
STOCKHOLM, April 15 (Bernama) -- Over 20 people have been detained as a result of unrest triggered by a rally of Denmark’s far-right party in a Muslim-populated neighborhood of Copenhagen, reported Sputnik news agency, quoting the police on Monday.

"We have detained 23 people in the wake of the unrest that began yesterday and continued through the night. We plan to continue proceedings with regard to six of them today," the Copenhagen police wrote on Twitter.

On Sunday, the leader of the Stram Kurs party, Rasmus Paludan, and his supporters staged a demonstration in a neighborhood of Copenhagen, which is home to a significant Muslim community. The unrest broke out when local residents attacked protesters. The police had to use tear gas.

In a Twitter message, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has condemned the incident as a "senseless provocation."


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