Bus drivers in Århus are demanding more personnel on routes in the Western neighborhood of Gellerup after two brutal attacks. Otherwise they are considering boycotting problematic routes through the immigrant neighborhood.
The Danish People's Party is demanding that justice minister Lene Espersen ensure more police resources in Århus to deal with the immigrant bands attacking bus personnel.
On Sunday November 25th a bus driver was attacked by a group of immigrants, hit and stabbed at the last stop in Hasselager after he kicked out trouble makers from his bus on the way from Århus. The following Sunday a ticket controller was attacked in his home in Skanderborg by a group of immigrants. He was hit and threatened because he had fined them for not having tickets.
Kirsten Normann, chairman of the FOA trade union in Århus says that the message was that he shouldn't fine immigrants, and that he will be followed again if that happens. These two episodes shouldn't be viewed as separate cases, since there are threats for the future.
Trade unions FOA and 3F came out in a joint statement saying that they will not tolerate their members being attacked for doing their job. The buses won't continue under threats of violence and nobody will work under risk of being attacked.
Source: TV2 (Danish)