U.S. Department of State Press Statement: Copenhagen

The U.S. Department of State has declared the Copenhagen shootings an act of terrorism.

“The United States condemns the terrorist attacks that took place over the weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark. The first attack on Saturday was against a meeting to discuss art, religion, and free speech. The second, early Sunday morning, was against a synagogue. Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the victims who were killed, and our thoughts are with the security officials injured in these terror attacks.

We remain in communication with Danish authorities and have offered to be of assistance in any way needed. The people of the United States stand united with the people of Denmark and all others who defend the universal right of freedom of speech and stand against anti-semitism and bigotry in all its forms.”

Read the full press statement here: http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/02/237517.htm


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