Copenhagen remembers terror attacks

A quiet procession with candles, a basketball match and an award will commemmorate victims of the tragic event

Two men were killed and five were injured in Copenhagen terror attacks that took place last year on February 14 and 15 (photo: iStock) Two men were killed and five were injured in Copenhagen terror attacks that took place last year on February 14 and 15 (photo: iStock)
February 14th, 2016 12:49 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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Copenhageners are today commemorating the tragic deaths of Finn Nørgaard and Dan Uzan, who were killed by Omar El-Hussein last February, reports DR.

A number of events mark the sad anniversary.

At 11:15, the prime minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, and the mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, laid flowers at the Krudttønden culture centre in Østerbro, where the Danish filmmaker Finn Nørgaard was shot dead whilst attending a blasphemy debate.


At 11:30, the mayor and the prime minister laid flowers in front of the Great Synagogue at Krystalsgade in the city centre, where the second shootings took place and where the Jewish guard Dan Uzan was killed.

At 13:00, the Finn Nørgaard Award will be granted at Christiansborg to a project or an initiative that supports vulnerable children and young people. At the same time, a basketball match organised in memory of the late Dan Uzan will take place in Hørsholm.

At 17:00 a quiet procession with candles will start in front of Krudttønden. It will follow a 3.6 km-long trail, marked with 1,800 candles symbolising love and life force. The peaceful march will end at the synagogue in Krystalsgade. No speeches will be held.