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Danish Prime Minister assaulted by man in public square in Copenhagen

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“Prime Minister Assaulted in Capital Square”

In a shocking incident, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was assaulted by an unknown male assailant yesterday in the heart of Copenhagen. Details are still emerging, but reports indicate the attack occurred in a public square in the capital city.

The Prime Minister was left shaken by the physical altercation, though fortunately did not appear to sustain serious injuries. Police were called to the scene and quickly made an arrest. An investigation is now underway to establish the full circumstances surrounding the assault and motives of the perpetrator.

Politicians across Denmark and the European Union have spoken out in outrage over the disturbing act of violence against a democratically elected leader. With elections for the European Parliament concluding this weekend, there is growing concern about rising threats facing politicians on the campaign trail.

Just weeks ago in neighboring Germany, a Social Democrat candidate was severely beaten while canvassing for votes. In Slovakia, an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Robert Fico added to tensions. As divisions deepen in some nations, safety for public figures seems under increasing threat.

Danes are in shock that such an incident could occur in their normally peaceful capital. As details emerge, the Prime Minister's welfare and the probe into this troubling assault remain top priorities. Citizens will be hoping this was an isolated criminal act, and not a sign of deteriorating security for leaders in today's fractious political .

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