Artist targeted in Copenhagen has faced constant attacks

February 14, 2015 7:52 PM

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Artist targeted in Copenhagen has faced constant attacks

Saturday's deadly shooting at a freedom of speech meeting featuring Swedish artist Lars Vilks follows several dangerous attempts to attack the embattled cartoonist.

Since 2007, Vilks has lived under 24-hour armed police protection and constant threats because he drew the prophet Mohammed's head on a dog's body that year, according to the Lars Vilks Committees, a group founded to support his right to freedom of expression.

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