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Copenhagen - Fence to separate senior citizens from thugs
Also from the Copenhagen Post
A housing association with homes for the elderly in Copenhagen's Nørrebro district is in the process of constructing a barbed wire fence to protect its clients against young people from the adjacent Mjølnerparken housing estate, reports Berlingske Tidende newspaper.
The Mjølnerparken youths have for some time been unwelcome visitors to the garden area that belongs to the Lejerbo Association and is exclusively for the residents in the Hothers Plads senior housing complex. In addition, the buildings have been plagued by burglary, vandalism, theft and rock throwing from the nearby housing estate occupants.
Construction of the fence, which will be 2.5 metres high with barbed wire on top, has so far been sabotaged by the youths, and the workers have expressed fears for their safety.
Copenhagen's deputy mayor of social affairs, Mikkel Warming, is now calling on the city's street workers to deal with the unruly young people. The fence, along with a few security cameras that will also be set up, will reportedly cost the housing association and its clients around 1.5 million kroner.
Thats $255,000 or £165,000. A lot of money to deal with the children of this small estate. What the article doesn't say about the Mjølnerparken housing estate is that it is home to 2,500 people, 98% are immigrants (including second generation) of 38 different nationalities, mostly Arabs and Africans, the majority under 18 years old. The area is known for its high crime rate.
One of the comments suggests it would be preferable to put a lid on the estate to contain the hooligans.