Defiant Danes March After Gunman Attacks Copenhagen

February 16, 2015 10:16 PM

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COPENHAGEN — Tens of thousands of Danes gathered at torch-lit memorials around the country Monday, commemorating victims of deadly attacks on a synagogue and an event promoting free speech that shocked a nation proud of its record of safety and openness.

Singing John Lennon’s “Imagine,” defiant Danes promised to uphold their trademark open society and showed solidarity with the country’s Muslim minority after reports the gunman was a Dane with Palestinian roots and a passion for Islamist issues.

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