Asylum-seekers in Jutland protest against conditions in tent camp

Blocked road at Haderslev causes traffic diversion

Saturday morning, the Vilstrupvej road was passable again (photo: Google Maps) Saturday morning, the Vilstrupvej road was passable again (photo: Google Maps)
February 28th, 2016 2:02 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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A group of about 60 asylum-seekers protested on Friday against housing conditions at the Haderslev tent camp for refugees in southern Jutland.

The group blocked off the Vilstrupvej road near the town and South Jutland Police had to cordon off the area to traffic.

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During the afternoon, the police managed to persuade most of the protesters to go back to the camp, but four persistent men continued to block the road until Saturday morning.

Due to the cold weather, they also eventually retreated to the tent camp that has been providing accommodation to male refugees since June.

Most of the protesting refugees come from Syria.

The police do not expect them to repeat the protest.