Deputy mayor Anna Mee Allerslev (Radikale) has publically apologised to Danske Zionistforbund (DZF) after the organisation was barred from flying an Israeli flag at a Copenhagen multi-cultural event.
"I apologise for the way things were handled. It's obviously a problem that needs to be taken seriously. I've also had a serious discussion over the matter with the man who was in charge at the time of the incident," Allerslev said in an open letter to the DZF.
The incident began in September, when the event, which was held in the Nørrebro district, an area with sizeable Muslim community, was being organised. At that time, concerned that it would provoke Muslims participating in the festival, sought to discourage DZF from participating.