Fake one-way airline tickets sent to migrant families have sparked outrage in Denmark
The far-right Danskernes Parti (Danes’ Party), which was founded by a former neo-Nazi, has previously caused uproar by distributing cans of hair spray re-labelled as ‘refugee spray’ and paying for what were considered to be racist bus ads.
The party gets only marginal support buty has proved adept at grabbing the headline and its latest provocative publicity stunt aims to capitalise on the latest national debate on Danishness.
The flyers were made to look like one-way airline tickets and were addressed "to the strangers/foreigners in Brpndby Strand, with love from the Danes’ Party”.
Previous Danskernes Parti stunts have involved 'refugee spray'
The "airline ticket home" was designed to show a flight from Copenhagen Airport to “Langtbortistan”, which roughly translates to “Far-away-istan”. It also included an Arabic text reading "have a good trip home".
Facebook users slammed the campaign as “disgusting”, “evil” and “racist”.
Brondby Strand resident Louise Vinther Alis, who is married to a Dane of Turkish descent, said she could not even check her mail after hearing from “angry and hurt” neighbours.
An anti-immigration bus ad was considered by many to be racist
I don’t understand how someone can threaten peaceful residents in their own mailboxes
Louise Vinther Alis
She said: “I feel scared. I have had to move out of the country before, so I know that this is serious business.
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“Who will be defining who these 'strangers' are?
“I don’t understand how this can be legal. I don’t understand how someone can threaten peaceful residents in their own mailboxes.
“And yes, I feel like my legal rights are threatened. Like my husband and my children’s rights are threatened.”
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The fake plane tickets appear to have been posted to addresses belonging to residents with names that do not sound Danish while those with traditional names received fake cheque for £1.8billion – the figure the Danskernes Parti claims Denmark would save by expelling all non-Western residents.
The cheque to “the Danes in Brpndby Strand” comes with a note saying that the nationalist party is “giving you Denmark back”.
Copenhagen Police confirmed a complaint has been filed over the flyers.
Spokesman Kim Madsen said: “Now we will determine whether this is punishable by law and that is something we will do just as soon as we have the necessary legal assistance in here.”
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