Ten participants and two people in close contact with someone who participated in the demonstration have been infected with coronavirus.
This is stated by the Danish Agency for Patient Safety.
– It is not possible to determine whether the persons in question were infected during the demonstration itself, says senior consultant and director of the Board of Patient Safety, Anette Lykke Petri.
Demonstrated for three hours
The demonstration was held in Copenhagen on June 7 and took place in the wake of the case of the black American George Floyd’s death, which a police officer is slated to stand behind.
More than 15,000 protesters went from Østerbro to Christiansborg and were together for about three hours.
When the first case of infection was found, Magnus Heunicke could not say how many of the 15,000 protesters have been tested.
Already the day after the demonstration, Professor and Research Manager at North Zealand’s Hospital Thea Kølsen Fischer said that everyone with particularly disadvantaged people in the social circle should quarantine. On the same day , the Social Democracy called on all the 15,000 protesters to be tested.
More demonstrations across the country
Since the demonstration in Copenhagen, Black Lives Matter Denmark has also held demonstrations in Aalborg and Odense, however the number of participants was somewhat lower.
In Aalborg, the police estimated that 1000 protesters participated, while in Odense about 300 people participated.
Black Lives Matter Denmark demonstrated in Aalborg on Tuesday 9 June.