Denmark: Poet’s event going forward despite police concerns

Odense Council reverses course and decides to move ahead with Yahya Hassan’s poetry reading and discussion despite threats of violence and chaos


Poet Yahya Hassan will be speaking Tuesday in the troubled Odense suburb of Vollsmose after all. The debate and event with the young poet Yahya Hassan had first been announced cancelled due to a threat assessment by the police on 21 November 2013.

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