Police had to intervene when the Danish immigration and integration minister escaped a potential assault by a crowd of angry and failed asylum-seekers broadcaster DR reported.

Inger Støjberg was at the Sjælsmark deportation centre as part of filming for the broadcaster’s 21 Søndag current affairs programme, when things took a turn for the worse as a group of failed asylum applicants confronted her.

At that moment, the minister’s security team and police began to push through the angry crowd as they escorted her to the car.

This made the already angry crowd more hostile and attempted to prevent her from leaving by blocking the car.

One woman was nearly run over by the ministers car but she is said to have only suffered minor injuries.

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Inger Støjberg was joined by journalists and lawmakers on the visit to the center. The unrest was reportedly triggered over Støjberg’s decision to focus attention on only one family in the deportation facility.

At the height of the European refugee crisis in 2015, Denmark took in around 21,000 refugees. The following year that number was slashed to 6,072 people and also cut off their social benefits for refugees in half.