Danes have honored the two victims of attacks by a gunman at a cultural center and synagogue a year ago in the capital, Copenhagen, with flowers, speeches and a torchlight parade.

Before addressing a special parliamentary session on Sunday, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen laid flowers in memory of filmmaker Finn Noergaard, who was killed at a free speech event, and Dan Uzan, a synagogue security guard.

The gunman, Omar El-Hussein, a 22-year-old Dane with a history of violence and gang connections, wounded five policemen before being killed in a shootout with a SWAT team.

Lokke told reporters that despite threats from extremists, Danes should "insist on continuing their lives."

Later, a torchlight parade was held through the streets of Copenhagen.