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Danes come out in force for France

20,000 show up for victims of Paris attack

Lars Løkke Rasmussen and François Zimeray were among the many present (photo: French Embassy)
November 16th, 2015 8:31 am| by Christian W
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Upwards of 20,000 people showed up at Kongens Nytorv to mourn the victims of the Paris terror attacks yesterday evening in Copenhagen.

Among the speakers to give words of support in front of the French Embassy were Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and French ambassador François Zimeray.

“And to all you young people here today, this is about your future. It’s about our freedom. Terror builds on hate. But in the middle of sorrow, your presence confirms that love will overcome,” said Rasmussen.

“Last weekend I walked around the streets of Paris with my wife Sólrun – in the city of love that we all know and love. We talked about how fantastic it was that the city had overcome the barbaric attack on Charlie Hebdo and that Paris was once again brimful of passion and love. Dear friends, Paris will do so once again.”

READ MORE: Experts: Paris attacks could have an impact on upcoming Danish referendum

Death toll still rising
The terror attack in Paris on Friday night – a co-ordinated effort carried out by at least seven militants all wearing suicide vests – has left 129 people dead and around 350 injured so far.

Upwards of 20,000 people showed up to support the victims of the Paris attacks (photo: French Embassy)
Upwards of 20,000 people showed up to support the victims of the Paris attacks (photo: French Embassy)