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Amnesty Denmark regrets translating advice to US protesters

  • People stage a demonstration marking the 10th anniversary of an eviction that sparked three days of massive riots, in Copenhagen on Wednesday March 1, 2017. Police in Copenhagen say four of the at least nine people arrested overnight will be indicted of violence against officers in connection with the demonstration A handful of the 1,000 participants fired slingshots and threw rocks, fireworks and bottles at helmeted riot police and dozens of shop and bank windows were smashed. (Thomas Borberg/POLFOTO via AP)

    People stage a demonstration marking the 10th anniversary of an eviction that sparked three days of massive riots, in Copenhagen on Wednesday March 1, 2017. Police in Copenhagen say four of the at least nine people arrested overnight will be indicted of violence against officers in connection with the demonstration A handful of the 1,000 participants fired slingshots and threw rocks, fireworks and bottles at helmeted riot police and dozens of shop and bank windows were smashed. (Thomas Borberg/POLFOTO via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A riot police take away a man as the demonstration marked the 10th anniversary of an eviction that sparked three days of massive riots, in Copenhagen on Wednesday March 1, 2017. Police in Copenhagen say four of the at least nine people arrested overnight will be indicted of violence against officers in connection with the demonstration A handful of the 1,000 participants fired slingshots and threw rocks, fireworks and bottles at helmeted riot police and dozens of shop and bank windows were smashed. (Thomas Borberg/POLFOTO via AP)

    A riot police take away a man as the demonstration marked the 10th anniversary of an eviction that sparked three days of massive riots, in Copenhagen on Wednesday March 1, 2017. Police in Copenhagen say four of the at least nine people arrested overnight will be indicted of violence against officers in connection with the demonstration A handful of the 1,000 participants fired slingshots and threw rocks, fireworks and bottles at helmeted riot police and dozens of shop and bank windows were smashed. (Thomas Borberg/POLFOTO via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The head of the Danish chapter of Amnesty International says it was "a terrible mistake" to print a guide in its quarterly magazine on how to tackle tear gas, one's basic rights when arrested and how to dress for protests and confrontation with police.

Secretary general Trine Christensen says "we never incite to confrontation with the police."

Christensen said Friday the article was a translation from its U.S. magazine counseling demonstrators in connection with protests in North Dakota last year.

According to the Danish text in the Feb. 7 issue, people attending protests should, among other things, "wear gas masks."

It caused harsh criticism among Danish lawmakers this week, after a night of rioting in Copenhagen.