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Copenhagen residents demonstrate against shootings

 
Photo series: Copenhageners brave a wet evening to march against a rise in gang-related gun crime

On Monday night, around 1,000 Copenhagen residents marched through the districts of Nørrebro and Nordvest to demonstrate against the rise in gang related shootings in the city.

The shootings are thought to be related to attempts by the gang Loyal to Familia (LTF) to grow into a nationwide criminal organisation.

While Copenhagen has witnessed an escalation in gun crime related to gang conflict before, it is the first time that random civilians unrelated to gang culture have been the target of shootings. Three young men have so far been shot this summer.

Copenhagen Lord Mayor Frank Jensen spoke to the assembled marchers.

 

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By Rasmus Degnbol

An award winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, Rasmus is currently a masterclass mentee at the world-renowned VII Photo in New York.

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