Danish ‘yellow vests’ guard Muslim fast-breakers against far-right extremists
COPENHAGEN - Anadolu Agency
Danish people wearing yellow vests have protected a group of Muslims breaking their fast in the capital Copenhagen against far-right extremists who burned a Quran and opened a banner that read “Europe is ours.”
The iftar program, held annually, was organized in Copenhagen municipality’s square by volunteers.
Extremist group Stram Kurs leader Rasmus Paludan and members arrived in the square at iftar time to protest and burn the holy book Quran. A banner was held at a hotel balcony by the extremists who then chanted anti-Islam slogans.
The police removed the banner and dispersed the protestors from the scene. The extreme rightists broadcast their action live on YouTube.
The Danes wearing yellow vests and who call themselves “Peacekeepers” waited until the iftar ended, guarding the Ramadan fast-breakers until they finished eating.
The fast-breaking iftar event, which took place under heavy security measures and attended by nearly 2,000 people, ended after the prayers.