Palestinian expatriates in Denmark yesterday celebrated the Palestinian Flag Day by raising the flag of Palestine on a mast in front of the Danish Parliament in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, in an initiative that was the first of its kind in that country.
This event was organized by the Forum of the Palestinian Community in Denmark and House 48, in the presence of the Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Denmark, Manuel Hassassian, and the participation of Danish Parliament Member, Sikander Siddik, head of the Independent Green Party and editor-in-chief of Palوstina Orienting, Ole Olsen, in addition to members of the Palestinian, Arab and Islamic communities.
Speakers at the event, during which the Palestinian flag was hoisted outside the parliament building, stressed the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the establishment of their independent state with Jerusalem as its capital. They called on the Danish government to recognize the Palestinian state and act to stop the criminal practices of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people. They also stressed the right of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails to freedom.
Palestinians around the world mark Flag Day on September 30 of each year marking the day President Mahmoud Abbas raised it for the first time at the United Nations headquarters in New York in 2015, alongside the flags of the Member States, after a speech he delivered before the United Nations General Assembly.
Palestinian and Arab expatriates and Danish officials marking Flag Day at the Palestinian flag hoisting event at the Danish Parliament.