Politicians on the left and right of Denmark's parliament have distanced themselves from a proposal by the populist Danish People's Party (DF) to impose a curfew on youths living in socially marginalised areas.

Two prominent names in the libertarian Liberal Alliance party, a partner in the right-wing coalition government, publically criticised a proposal by DF to introduce a curfew for young people in areas considered to be 'ghettos'.

The DF proposal is one of seven made in response to Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen's New Year speech declaration that he wants to tackle social issues related to underprivileged areas.

Liberal Alliance minister for culture Mette Bock criticised the curfew proposal in a Facebook message posted on Thursday.

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