Danish Minister for Immigration, Integration and Housing Inger Støjberg’s car hit a refugee woman and nearly ran her over on Friday while trying to hastily leave a deportation center for rejected asylum seekers.
A video posted by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) showed Støjberg being escorted by her security detail and police officers as a crowd of disappointed refugees protested her short visit. Her government-issued car then tried to make a quick escape but hit a refugee woman who was trying to stop the vehicle from leaving, making her fall onto the ground.
The refugee woman, who was nearly run over by the car, is said to have only suffered minor injuries and is not in serious condition, police said.
The minister had finished interviewing a Kurdish family from Iraq about the conditions for children living at the facility when tension suddenly escalated and other refugees started to gather around the minister’s car.
Her visit to the Sjælsmark deportation center was for a special segment for the 21 Søndag (Sunday) program with Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen (EL), a deputy of the Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten).