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Denmark’s prime minister suffered a slight whiplash when she was beaten in the open street

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Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was assaulted on an open street in Copenhagen on Friday. Photo: Jeremias Gonzalez / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 08.06.2024 10:53:01

Policy: The blow caused a minor whiplash, the Prime Minister’s office informs Ritzau on Saturday morning.

She is otherwise safe, but is shaken by the incident.

Her planned participation in several events on Saturday in Herlev, Rødovre, Roskilde, Holbæk and Slagelse has been cancelled, the office writes further.

The 39-year-old suspect is to be produced for remand in Copenhagen on Saturday, according to the police. He was arrested shortly after the incident.

According to the newspaper, eyewitnesses have BT told that the man pushed Frederiksen forcefully when she came walking from Nørreport in the direction of Strøget, and the man came walking in the opposite direction.

Frederiksen fell to the side, according to two witnesses, but did not go to the ground.

The incident has provoked strong reactions from politicians around Europe.

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