Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

Danish police arrest 23 after unrest in Copenhagen

Danish police arrest 23 after unrest in Copenhagen
Danish police officer stands guard during an unrest following a demonstration in Norrebro district in Copenhagen, Denmark, April 14, 2019. Ritzau Scanpix/Mathias Oegendal via REUTERS -
Copyright
RITZAU SCANPIX(Reuters)
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Twenty-three people were arrested in connection with riots in Copenhagen, Danish police said on Monday, as counter-protests against a demonstration by a right-wing activist escalated.

The unrest spread on Sunday to several parts of the capital after Rasmus Paludan, the founder of the anti-immigrant party Hard Line, held a demonstration.

"I strongly disagree with Paludan's meaningless provocations that have no other purpose than sow disunity. Meet him with arguments - not with violence," Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said on Twitter.

Police said they had arrested 23 people and some of them would be questioned by a judge later today about suspected arson and violence against police officers.

(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen; editing by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen)

euronews provides breaking news articles from reuters as a service to its readers, but does not edit the articles it publishes. Articles appear on euronews.com for a limited time.