Scores attend Copenhagen vigil after fatal shootings

Scores of people have attended a candlelit vigil in Copenhagen tonight following the weekend's fatal shootings.

Two men detained on Sunday by police investigating the two fatal shootings in Copenhagen have been charged with aiding the suspected attacker.

The suspected Copenhagen gunman was a 22-year-old Danish man known to authorities for a history of violence and weapon possession, police have said.

Danish media outlets have identified him as Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, though police would not confirm the identity.

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Obama offers personal condolences to Denmark

US President Barack Obama has called Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt to offer his personal condolences after fatal shootings in Copenhagen, the White House has said.

Obama expressed his solidarity with Denmark, and invited leaders to take part in a summit designed to tackle violent extremism.

Two Danish citizens were killed and others in the Valentine's Day attacks at a synagogue and a free speech event.

The attacks ended when police shot the suspect dead.

Defiant Danes: 'Shootings will not shake us'

Defiant Danes have said the fatal shootings which claimed the lives of two men at the weekend will not shake them.

Thousands turned out for a mass memorial service in Copenhagen tonight with people vowing to "carry on as normal".

However, Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who believes he was the target of an attack at a cafe where he was speaking, said it was unlikely he would ever hold a public meeting again.

ITV News reporter Duncan Golestani reports:

Copenhagen unites following deadly shootings

Music was played by candelight as thousands gathered in Copenhagen to remember the two civilians shot dead there at the weekend.


Anti-Islam protests in Copenhagen after shooting

Anti-Islam protesters have taken to the streets of Copenhagen after two civilians were shot dead by a lone gunman at the weekend.

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The Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) carried banners which read: "No to violence, no to Islam."

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Others read: "Peaceful and United against fundamentalist Islam," while one woman simply carried a Danish flag.

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Copenhagen gunman 'may have been radicalised in prison'

The gunman behind two deadly shooting attacks in Copenhagen may have become radicalised in prison.

Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein had been in pre-trial detention for a long time but was only released from jail two weeks ago.

However, Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt insisted there are no signs the gunman had any links to a wider terror network.

ITV News reporter Duncan Golestani reports:

Country is 'strong' in face of terror, says Danish PM

Denmark's Prime Minister said the country has experienced the fear that terrorism tries to spread but it "remains strong and our democracy remains strong."

Helle Thorning-Schmidt added that the Danish people will not "accept any attempt to threaten or intimidate our liberties and our rights."

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