|Demonstrators marched to Christiansborg to encourage better |
treatment of refugees. Photo: Søren Bidstrup/Scanpix
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- The Death of the West - Leftist limp-wristed loon Europeans no longer care if their nations and religion exist.
- With a population of only 5 million Denmark could vanish as a nation in a matter of a year or two with the flood of illegal alien Muslims.
Danish police told AFP that between 20,000 and 25,000 people had joined the three-mile march which ended at Christiansborg with music and speeches.
"This is only one manifestation among many from a population that thinks enough is enough," Anne Lise Marstrand-Jorgensen, one of the organisers, told the marchers.
Similar demonstrations were also planned in the cities of Odense and Aalborg.
Carrying torches as darkness fell, demonstrators shouted slogans like: "Say it loud and clear, refugees are welcome here" and a cheer went up as thousands entered the public square outside of parliament.
Last month, some 30,000 people joined a Copenhagen rally in favour of taking in more refugees.
Denmark's minority government took power in June after campaigning on tougher asylum rules and halving benefits for newly-arrived immigrants to make the country less attractive to refugees.
To pass such legislation, the ruling Venstre party needs the backing of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DF) -- which garnered more than one in five votes in the election.
On July 1st, Denmark slashed benefits to asylum seekers in a bid to reduce the number of refugees coming to the country. Under the new rules, which came into effect in September, a recently-arrived immigrant without children receives 5,945 kroner (797 euros/$897) per month in benefits, almost half the 10,849 kroner they previously received.
Single parents arriving from a non-EU country receive 11,888 kroner per month compared to the previous 14,426 kroner.
On September 7th, the government placed adverts in several Lebanese newspapers warning that Denmark had "decided to tighten the regulations concerning refugees." Two separate private initiatives have since placed their own ads to counter the government's message.