When he stopped the car to get through the security gate, his vehicle was attacked by four men. Two of these smashed the car’s side windows with iron bars. One of Anders Gravers’ passengers was struck by the bars. The attackers were calling “Get him out! Get him out!” Another person who was in the front of the car between Gravers and the other injured passenger, was also injured. A filled bottle of soda was thrown at her, breaking on the back of her head (see picture).
The four attackers ran off, and the injured individuals took refuge in the cellar venue they had intended to meet at before the demonstration. Phone reception in the basement was poor, but an individual in the building phoned for police and ambulance services. Gravers went ahead and led the demonstration outside Copenhagen’s Institute of Human Rights.