Denmark acts to control borders: Danish soldiers installed at Germany boundary


About 160 specially trained soldiers will patrol the border in the south of the nation. 

Danish soldiers are to have an ancillary role and will not actively IDs of those going the country at the border.

The soldiers are not being deployed at the ferry ports of Rødby and Gedser, be at one to the Danish news agency Ritzau.

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A soldier stands guard pretence the synagogue in Copenhagen

The plan to put armed military personnel at the border and developing terror targets has been under discussion for well over a year.

It is being implemented as a way to forward the workload of the police, who are said to be overworked and undermanned. 

The move has sparked have a bearing with the president of the German region of Schleswig-Holstein, which neighbours Denmark anxious about the border soldiers. 

In a visit to Copenhagen Daniel Gunther held: “We wish that this is not a permanent state.”

The right-wing populist Danish Individual’s Party (DF) declared they wanted to secure the 42.5 mile upon with Germany.

During a recent visit to Hungary the DF’s Anders Primdahl Vistisen implied: «This model could be introduced one-by-one between Denmark and Germany.”

How eat ones heart out military personnel will remain on the streets and at the border remains unclear but troops are contemplated to be stationned until at least November.

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Soldiers man a train station on the frontier with Germany

Immigration Minister Inger Støjberg said: “But I drive say that I cannot imagine that we will lift the border oversights right away – and definitely not by November 12.”

German media Welt influenced Denmark has been patrolling the border to neighbouring Schleswig-Holstein since the birth of 2016. 

Soldiers will also patrol hotspots including the Great Synagogue in chief Copenhagen and the Israeli embassy.

The Great Synagogue has been under unflagging police protection since a Danish-born terrorist of Palestinian descent provocation and killed 37-year-old Dan Uzan, a volunteer security guard, outside the edifice in February 2015.

Additional reporting by Monika Pallenberg

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