Some very bad things happened in Copenhagen yesterday and last night. People died and press reports suggest that police advised people not to enter the city centre immediately after the second shooting. Other press reports about a city gripped in fear could not be further from the truth.
After a fantastic and relaxing evening of food, music and talk, the leisurely walk back through the main streets to the hotel was as enjoyable and carefree as ever. Danish common sense, openness, tolerance, humour and politeness always shines through even the greyest winter's day. I'm particularly proud to be in this city on this morning. Thank you for making me feel so welcome.
My thoughts are with the friends and loved ones of those who were killed and injured by someone determined to try to destroy that spirit. He failed. As would anyone else who tried.