Perhaps Denmark's most talked about poetry reading ever happened without drama yesterday evening, as outspoken poet Yahya Hassan read from his self-titled debut publication to a crowd of about 250 at an Odense school.
One man was arrested and 15 were turned away by police outside the school.
Several hundred uniformed and plainclothes officers had the school under observation since Sunday and began securing the area around noon. In what police officials called one of their biggest operations ever, students were dismissed early, a complete sweep of the area for bombs was conducted and road checkpoints were established. A no-fly zone was also established in a 5km radius around the school.