A small group of protesters took to Rådhuspladsen on Saturday to lend their support to minorities in Bangladesh.
The group, ‘Minorities from Bangladesh in Denmark’, said they were protesting because of the suffering endured by religious minorities in the largely Muslim country. The protests were aimed in particular against the Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami.
“They [Jamaat-e-Islami] are destroying temples, burning houses and looting properties of Hindus, killing the innocent and making them landless,” the group said in a statement to The Copenhagen Post. “We, the minorities from Bangladesh living in Denmark, strictly condemn and protest the brutal torture against minorities in Bangladesh. We appeal to Bangladeshi and world leaders to save the minorities from the cruelty of Jamaat-e-Islami and others, and ensure their security within Bangladesh.”
Bangladesh is a majority Muslim country, accounting for nearly 90 percent of the population. Hindus make up around eight to ten percent of the population.
According to Statistics Denmark, there are just over 1,000 Bangladeshis residing in Denmark.