Danish police arrest scores in second night of anti-Islam protests in Copenhagen
Muslim demonstrators clash with Danish police during a protest outside the parliament in Copenhagen in this October 3, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Danish police arrest scores in second night of anti-Islam protests in Copenhagen
Police say several hundred Muslims protested in central Copenhagen on Sunday before burning tires and lighting firecrackers outside the city hall, where they were arrested for a second night. Police say several hundred Muslims protested in central Copenhagen on Sunday before burning tires and lighting firecrackers outside the city hall, where they were a바카라rrested for a second night.
“We’ve had many warnings before, but in this case they’ve got a lot of warning,” said Lars Thinder, director of the Copenhagen Mosque group.
Police released graphic videos in the second night showing masked men burning the tires and burning an effigy of Danish parliament leader Bjorn Lomborg and Denmark’s Muslim Archbishop Elin Nord, and officers and emergency crews trying to contain a blaze that grew to a crowd of at least 800 after evening prayers.
The protests also broke out in various Danish cities, notably in Oslo, as well as in New York 더킹카지노and California. In New York, hundreds of people marched and chanted against Islam on Saturday, and protesters in New York and elsewhere set fire to a mosque.
“It’s disgusting when you see people burn your flag in front of the prime minister’s office in front of the prime minister and the prime minister’s office in front of 바카라the embassy in front of the embassy,” said Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the president of Democracy for America, a national organization that promotes the rights of people of faith.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement his city “will continue to condemn attacks on all religious institutions”.
“No person should be threatened with arrest for showing up to pray without a religious justification, or attacked in a place where they can demonstrate freely,” he said, adding, “I believe our city’s leaders must speak out against violence and hatred that stalks our city.”
Tens of thousands of people have signed an online petition urging President Donald Trump not to condemn Friday’s rally.
“The violent, hate-filled rhetoric of those who organized and carried out these events has no place in America. We do not need hate,” the petition said.
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Police estimated as many as 1,000 protesters, mainly Muslim, broke through their cordon on a public street around 4