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Denmark: Protesters slam govt's decision to cut benefits for refugees01:43

Denmark: Protesters slam govt's decision to cut benefits for refugees

Denmark, Copenhagen
October 7, 2015 at 11:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters gathered in Copenhagen, Tuesday evening, to condemn the Danish government for slashing benefits for newly-arrived refugees. The decision by the Danish People's Party to halve financial benefits for refugees prompted up to 25,000 people to march in opposition to the new regulation.

Protesters marched in solidarity along a three-mile (4.82 km) route which finished near Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament. General elections in June resulted in the Danish People's Party taking power. The party have placed anti-immigration near the top of their agenda. As late as March this year, Denmark had one of the highest rates of asylum seeker approval - at 87 percent.

Similar demonstrations have been planned in the cities of Odense and Aalborg which will continue to amplify the call for the decent treatment of refugees.

Denmark: Protesters slam govt's decision to cut benefits for refugees01:43
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Thousands of protesters gathered in Copenhagen, Tuesday evening, to condemn the Danish government for slashing benefits for newly-arrived refugees. The decision by the Danish People's Party to halve financial benefits for refugees prompted up to 25,000 people to march in opposition to the new regulation.

Protesters marched in solidarity along a three-mile (4.82 km) route which finished near Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament. General elections in June resulted in the Danish People's Party taking power. The party have placed anti-immigration near the top of their agenda. As late as March this year, Denmark had one of the highest rates of asylum seeker approval - at 87 percent.

Similar demonstrations have been planned in the cities of Odense and Aalborg which will continue to amplify the call for the decent treatment of refugees.

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