As Mjølnerparken sale approaches, residents plan protest to send signal to investors

Protest slogans for the planned protest on 7th of March in Mjølnerparken as children walk past. PHOTO: Harvey Kong

By Harvey Kong

Residents of Mjølnerparken, a residential complex labelled a “Hard Ghetto” under Danish law, will stage a protest on Saturday amid the sale of its 260 flats in late March.

As a response, residents planned to stage a protest on March 7th against the move by bo-vita, which is the company behind the decision.

Portrait of Muhammad Aslam, Chairman of Mjølnerparken Residents’ Association. PHOTO: Harvey Kong

“we want to send a signal to the investors, who maybe want to buy our homes, that it is not going to be easy,” said Muhammad Aslam, who is the chairman of the Mjølnerparken residents association.

Muhammad is optimistic about the turnout of the protest, adding that he has high hopes for the outcome of their fight against the government and Bo Vita. However, he mentions that the residents are willing to take further action to save their homes.

“We will go to the court and if it’s necessary, we will go to the international court, this is our home, you can’t sell people’s home without any reason.” Muhammad said.