I’m not myself after the attack – POLITICO

“It’s very intimidating that there’s someone who pushes the last physical limit that you have and can have as a human being. There is a certain shock and surprise in it,” she added.

The prime minister’s office said in a statement Saturday that the attack “caused minor whiplash” and that the Danish leader was “shocked by the incident.” Eyewitnesses said they saw the man “forcefully shove her in the arm.”

In an Instagram post, Frederiksen asked for “peace” so that her “body and soul” could recover.

The police arrested a 39-year-old Polish citizen, whom they described as most likely drunk and not politically motivated. He will remain in custody until at least June 20.

The attack sparked sympathy from European leaders. Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen called it a “despicable act that goes against everything we believe in and fight for in Europe,” and French President Emmanuel Macron wished Frederiksen a “speedy recovery.”

Frederiksen, who has led Denmark since 2019, said the incident would not cause her to resign.