Parents organising march against council budget cuts northwest of Copenhagen
Group will take their grievances to City Hall tomorrow
A group of parents and other residents of Allerød will walk in protest from Lillerød to Allerød City Hall on Thursday to protest against budget cuts that they say will hurt their community, especially children.
Allerød Council, which is about 10km northwest of Greater Copenhagen, has introduced the cuts mainly at schools and institutions that serve children.
A Facebook group called ‘Spørg borgerne in Allerød’ (ask Allerød residents) has organised the effort to promote alternative ways to save money instead of closing four local schools that are on the chopping block.
“It will affect all of the schools in the area if those schools are closed,” Jonas Berthelsen, one of the organisers behind the effort, told Allerød Nyt.
“Children will be moved, new school districts will be formed and things will be disrupted.”
Councils across the country are looking for ways to balance tight budgets.
The demonstration will start at 17:00 on Thursday in Lillerød.