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Threats from Islamists force Danish newspaper behind a barricade

Threats from Islamists force Danish newspaper behind a barricade

Threats from Islamists force Danish newspaper behind a barricade
Fenced in: Vehicle access to the building now takes place through an airlock-style gate, which only allows one car through at a time, and the gate behind the car has to be closed before the next can open up. Employees must enter through a gate that allows only one person at a time to pass through after entering a personal code. Photo: The Copenhagen Post

Nearly five years after publication of the Mohammed cartoons, the threat of reprisals against the newspaper that carried them remains significant enough that it has constructed a security fence around its buildings, the Copenhagen Post has reported. The Viby, Jutland-based Jyllands-Posten took the advice of domestic intelligence agency PET and encircled its offices with a kilometer long metal fence.

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The town just outside the city of Århus is usually described as peaceful, and with the fence, complete with electronic surveillance, the building looks more like a fortified military installation than a newspaper headquarters. The fence is some 2.5 meters high, made of metal and topped with security surveillance cameras throughout. As an additional security measure, boulders have been placed behind the fence in order to stop a car that managed to crash through the fence.

Vehicle access to the building now takes place through an airlock-style gate, which only allows one car through at a time, and the gate behind the car has to be closed before the next can open up. Employees must enter through a gate that allows only one person at a time to pass through after entering a personal code. PET has also suggested the newspaper’s Copenhagen offices increase its security measures.

Date posted: August 12, 2010 Last modified: May 23, 2018 Total views: 232