Four on trial for helping Copenhagen attacks gunman

Omar El-Hussein opened fire outside a Copenhagen cultural centre killing a 55-year-old filmmaker, then later fired six shots outside the city's main synagogue, killing security guard Dan UzanFour men went on trial Thursday accused of helping the gunman behind twin attacks on a Copenhagen synagogue and a free speech event last year that left two people dead. The trial, being guarded by about a dozen heavily armed police, comes with Europe still on high alert over fears of jihadist violence following two bloody attacks in Paris in 2015. Prosecutor Bo Bjerregaard accused the four defendants of trying to “destabilise or destroy Denmark’s basic political, constitutional, economic or societal structures”.

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