Participants in anti-NATO demonstration with flags and posters gathered on the canal embankment in the historic part of the Danish capital
Participants in anti-NATO demonstration with flags and posters gathered on the canal embankment in the historic part of the Danish capital. The posters read: “Stop NATO!”, “Save the world from NATO wars!”, “For peace and saving the people, stand in the way of NATO everywhere!”, “War is more than blue and yellow!”, “Peace is not a weapon!”, “Welfare – yes, war – no!
The head of the Schiller Institute, Tom Gillesberg, gave the opening remarks. He thanked everyone who had come to openly protest against arms shipments to Ukraine. At the same time, he expressed regret that not more than a hundred people joined the rally.
The following speakers, Times of India’s journalist Mrutyuanjai Mishra and activist fighting child grooming Livah Sunshine, stressed the pointlessness of military aid to Ukraine, as it could not lead to victory for the Ukrainian regime.
The main message of the speakers was to criticize the Danish authorities, which provide financial and military aid to the Ukrainian regime.
It should be noted that different points of view on Russia’s military actions in Ukraine were voiced at the rally, but the words of support for the Russian leadership were predominantly heard.
The speech by Danish cultural historian Jakob Munck, grandson of a Danish anti-fascist executed during World War II and author of more than thirty books, was endowed with sincere sympathy for the Russian leadership, which is conducting a special military operation aimed at eradicating fascism in Ukraine.
“I love Russia. I’m a big fan of Putin. I am Catholic, and my support for Russia has nothing to do with religious beliefs,” Jakob Munck said.
His remarks were suddenly interrupted by a Kosovo native who was passing by and whose aggressive rhetoric toward Munck angered the rally participant, after which the Russophobe retreated.
The speakers’ speeches were interspersed with the singing of peace songs with a guitar accompaniment by all present. The participants were especially impressed by the singing of the a cappella prayer “Grant Us Peace” (Dona Nobis Palem).
After the rally, the participants marched along the city’s central harbor to the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs buildings.
On the sidewalks in front of the ministerial buildings, demonstrators left their chalk drawings expressing their attitude toward the Danish government’s foreign policy. By the way, it took a long time for the organizers to get permission to draw in front of the ministries.
On February 24 this year, a rally was held under the slogan “Stop NATO’s war against Russia,” where a clear criticism of NATO’s support for Ukraine was voiced.
In the wake of the February 24 demonstration, a couple of weeks later, an article appeared in the federal newspaper Jyllands-Posten titled “This is how misinformation spreads in Denmark” and with photos of some participants in the February 24, 2023 anti-NATO demonstration.
In the Jyllands-Posten article, the journalist writes that members of parliament and the Danish security and intelligence service are concerned about the active position in social networks of “pro-Russian” citizens living in the country and allegedly their connection with the Russian secret services.
At the same time, the article stated that independent experts found no evidence of this connection.
Nevertheless, Jeanette Serritslev, a military analyst and author of the book Information Warfare, believes that the information posted on their social media pages by “pro-Russian” citizens can create tension in society and a loss of trust between the authorities and society.
In this regard, some parliamentary parties appealed to the Minister of Justice with a request to pay attention to the facts of spreading “pro-Russian disinformation” in social networks. The head of the Ministry of Justice, Peter Hummelgård, assured that he was “looking at this case very seriously.”
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency