Tractors occupy Copenhagen in protest against killing of millions of mink

MinkPhoto: Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix via AP

About 500 tractors were on their way to Copenhagen on Saturday morning to take part in a protest against the government’s handling of the corona infection among mink.

About 9 million of the country’s 17 million mink have already been killed to prevent a mutated coronavirus from spreading among humans.

On Saturday, Danish farmers will show what they think about the way the farmers are treated, both in Copenhagen and Aarhus. 

The tractors are accompanied by the police, and in Copenhagen, the target is the port area Langelinie.

Up to 850 tractors registered for protests

Some of the tractors crossed the Great Belt Bridge between Zealand and Funen early Saturday morning. 

According to the organizers’ website, 850 tractors are registered for the protests in the two cities.

On November 18, the controversial mink case led to the Danish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Mogens Jensen resigning.

According to the Veterinary Institute, there is no suspicion of infection among mink in Norway.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


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