Saturday, February 14, 2015

Who Benefits? Another Deadly shooting at blasphemy debate in Copenhagen featuring cartoonist Lars Vilks

RT | Feb 14, 2015

One civilian was killed and three police officers injured after shots were fired at a cafe in Copenhagen during a free speech discussion attended by controversial artist Lars Vilks and the French ambassador to Denmark, according to Danish police.

The assailants are still at large, according to Danish media. There may be one or two of them. TV 2 reports that they spoke Danish, were dressed in dark clothes and fled the crime scene in a dark Volkswagen Polo. Later, police located the getaway vehicle in the east of Copenhagen.

The French ambassador François Zimeray had just finished speaking at the event as the shots were fired at around 14:30 GMT. Later he confirmed in a tweet he was unharmed.

The meeting, “Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression” was being held in the Krudttonden cultural center in northern Copenhagen. Some 30 bullet holes were found at the site.

Danish police said that though they aren’t sure if the shooting was a “terrorist attack,” they are investigating it as one. Danish security forces meanwhile have said that incident was likely a terror attack.

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