Thousands of Danes Form Human Chain Outside Copenhagen Synagogue in Show of Unity

Organizer Niddal El-Jabr says idea was to send powerful message that Jews should able to practice their religion in peace.

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Thousands of people of different faiths have formed a human ring outside the synagogue in Copenhagen where a Jewish security guard was fatally shot last month.
Organizer Niddal El-Jabr says the idea behind the show of unity was to "send a powerful statement" that "Jews should able to have their religion in peace."

Danes form form a peace ring around the synagogue in Copenhagen.
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Saturday's gathering was inspired by similar symbolic events in Scandinavia in recent weeks. On February 27, Copenhagen's mayor joined a "ring of peace" on the nearby City Hall square. Police then had banned any events outside the synagogue, citing security.

Danish people form a peace circle around Copenhagen synagogue.
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On February 15, Omar El-Hussein killed Dan Uzan, the guard, and Danish filmmaker Finn Noergaard, who was attending a free speech event in Copenhagen, several kilometers away.

Danish people of Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith form a peace ring around the synagogue in Copenh
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