Mjølnerparken in northern Copenhagen is nothing more than a jungle of cranes and scaffolding. There are still a few rare residents, who make their way among the mountains of ruins and workers in glowing yellow jackets. They hung white banners with slogans on their balconies: “No to forced relocation”, “Our homes are not for sale”… A few years ago, this group of red brick buildings, which emerged from the ground in the 1980s, was classified by the Danish authorities as “Ghetto”a “parallel society”. a black dot on the map Until he brought down the Social Democratic Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen.
A list of these regions is published each year. The criteria is etched into the law: more than 1,000 residents, more than 30% immigrants or children of non-Western immigrants – even naturalized Danes – more than 2.7% violation rate per resident, and more than 4 in 10 inactive. Mjølnerparken ticked all the boxes.
Last fall, the occupants of two publicly run buildings, more than 500 people, received a notice to vacate.
François Herran: “The increase in migration we must deal with”
“My wife was crying, and my three kids were crying, we’ve lived there twenty-eight years,” Asif Mahmoud says. Born in Pakistan fifty-five years ago, he became a laboratory assistant after working for twenty years as a taxi driver. “when we arrived
This article is for subscribers only. To read more, take advantage of our non-binding offers!
Exclusively from Google:
6.99 € / month
By choosing this promotional subscription path, you accept the deposit of an analysis cookie by Google.