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Copenhagen mourns shooting victims

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Added On February 17, 2015

Tens of thousands of citizens have gathered in the Danish capital of Copenhagen to mourn the victims of the weekend's shootings that left two people dead.

Two men accused of having helped the attacker have been remanded in custody for 10 days by a court.
 
Tens of thousands of Danes gathered at torch-lit memorials around the country on Monday, commemorating victims of the deadly shootings.
 
They left flowers at the synagogue, walking in a quiet, solemn procession, with many also leaving both Danish and Israeli flags.
 
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt called on people with different ethnic and religious backgrounds to unite.
 
She also said cooperation with other nations in the fight against terrorism is important. 
 
Denmark's national flags were at half-mast at government buildings to commemorate the shooting victims. 
 
The 22-year-old gunman opened fire on a cafe in hosting a free speech debate on Saturday, killing one, and attacked a synagogue, killing a guard. 
 
He was later killed in a shootout with police in his neighborhood of Norrebro.
 
Police arrested two people on suspicion of aiding the attacks.