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Movia criticised over controversial adverts on buses

Public up in arms over nationalistic party’s promotion of ‘Danish Denmark’

“Your children deserve Danish Denmark” says Danskernes Parti (photo: Danskernes Parti/Facebook)
March 8th, 2016 10:53 am| by Lucie Rychla

Public transport operator Movia is facing criticism for permitting adverts on its buses for a nationalistic party that promotes ‘Danish Denmark’.

Four Movia buses are currently sporting an advert for Danskernes Parti that is campaigning for the next general election with the slogan “Your children deserve Danish Denmark. Help us into the Parliament.”

Movia has stated that political parties regularly advertise on its buses, and that even though this particular campaign may be “unpleasant” for some, it does not violate their advertising rules.

Promotes extremism
Hurious Danes have condemned the campaign and Movia on Facebook, and some have threatened to use alternative transport as long as the ads remain displayed on the buses.

Some believe the campaign promotes racism and extremism and have compared it to Nazi propaganda.

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Against immigrants
Danskernes Parti was founded in 2011 by Daniel Carlsen, a former member of a Danish Neo-Nazi party DNSB.

It is a far-right, nationalistic party with strong anti-immigration views.

In 2013, it took part in the communal and regional elections but got no mandates.