Pamela Geller has a full report and details here. Here is an excerpt:
Anders Gravers told me:
We have now proven that it was not our demonstration that was violent
but the counter demonstration they called a tolerance demo. It was
arranged by unions and supported by the municipal in Ã…rhus. The violent
counter demo was sanctioned by the Mayor of Denmark. 82 agitators were
arrested. A lot of Muslims were in front of the attack on our demo.
First they attacked in one corner and when the police teamed up to stop
it they attacked from another corner and they kept on doing that until
they found the weakest spot in the police protection of the demo. Then
all attacked on this weak spot and they broke through the police lines.
They were shouting Allah u Akhbar. Later we learned that one of muslim
groups that attacked our peaceful demonstrain was called Soldiers of
Allah and came from the muslim ghetto of Vollsmose . Two policemen were
injuried and ended up in hospital. We were on this time on our way home
and my bodyguards got our car in position to leave when Tommy Robinsons
budyguards asked if we could take Tommy with us out because all the
routes out were closed by violent counter-demonstrators who threw
romerlights and big fire crackers. :
AP reports the attack accurately
here, but notice how matter-of-fact they are about it, as if the
attackers were within their rights to attack the pro-freedom activists
and the police.
The anti-Islamic rally started with a moment of silence for the seven
people killed by an al-Qaida-inspired gunman in France. Among the
speakers was Tommy Robinson, the head of the English Defense League, a far-right group that has staged rowdy protests in Britain, and has inspired smaller offshoots in a number of European countries.
Both demonstrations were peaceful until a group of
black-clad, mask-wearing youth from the counter-demonstration tried to
break through police lines, but officers in riot gear held them back. After the rally finished,
protesters hurled rocks and bottles at a bus carrying the far-right
sympathizers as police vans escorted it out of the city center.
The defense leagues and other counter-jihadist groups that have
sprung up in Europe in recent years distance themselves from neo-Nazis
and say they don’t accept racism or anti-Semitism. Opponents say they
are just a new manifestation of xenophobia in Europe, targeting Muslims
instead of Jews.
Read SIOE’s Anders Gravers’ speech here.