Sexual harassment reports at Copenhagen Airport

Following a Danish newspaper article in which a woman described how she felt violated by security checks at Copenhagen Airport, a further 53 people have come forward to make official complaints.

Copenhagen Airport.

Copenhagen Airport. Image by Pascal Terjan / CC BY-SA 2.0

The incidents span five years, and include claims of women having been touched inappropriately by male security staff. Officials at the airport have confirmed that all reports have been forwarded to the police for further investigation and, while Denmark has no law stating that women must be seen by a female member of staff at security checkpoints, the airport has nevertheless changed procedures. From 17 August, passengers who trigger an alarm on the metal detector will enter a full-body scanner, rather than being frisked by hand. Read more:

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