Refugees Hold Protest March: Demand Right to Summer Vacation
Poor, destitute refugees took to the streets of Denmark this past week to protest for their right to summer vacation.
The refugees believe they have the right to summer vacation.
Criticism has come from the country’s social workers and from the Danish Refugee Council, over the recently made decision that newly arrived refugees, who allegedly have fled war and persecution, and are on integration assistance, no longer have the right to go on vacation.
Refugees therefore took to the streets to protest against the new rules, which means that the they have to appear in either language classes or job activation during the whole summer.
Andreas Kamm, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council, believes that this is discrimination, not at least for the children who may be sent to school or another institution, while their Danish schoolmates have summer holiday with their parents.
“I can not understand that this is a way to treat refugees,” says Andreas Kamm, to Jyllands-Posten.
Head of the Danish Association of Social Workers, Majbrit Berlau, says that the new rule is harmful for refugee children and that most municipalities have a clear recommendation that children should have at least two weeks of vacation with their parents.
Muslims previously protested Denmark after images of holy prophet were published in a newspaper.