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Denmark Honors Victims Of Weekend Terrorist Attacks

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And last night across Denmark, people gathered to commemorate the victims of the weekend's terrorist attacks in Copenhagen, one at a free-speech event in a cafe, the other at the city's main synagogue.

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PERNILLE ROSENDAHL: (Singing) Imagine there's no countries. It isn't hard to do...

MONTAGNE: That's Danish singer Pernille Rosendahl at the memorial service held near the scene of the first attack. Police say 30,000 people filled the center of the city, many holding torches. Among those who spoke, the mayor of Paris and Patrick Pelloux, a journalist with the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

The shooting attack in Copenhagen has drawn parallels to the attacks last month in Paris where the editorial offices of that magazine and a kosher grocery store were attacked. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt gave thanks for the international outpouring in the wake of these new attacks.

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PRIME MINISTER HELLE THORNING-SCHMIDT: It has warmed my heart and all things deeply. We are so very grateful for all the support that we have felt.

MONTAGNE: Danish authorities charged two men yesterday. They're accused of helping the suspected gunman who was killed by police on Sunday hours after the attack. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.