I saw this press-release the other night from a NGO in Denmark:
If you are planning to visit Denmark right now, please consider otherwise.
The risk that we as a nation cannot protect ordinary human rights is too huge.
Not long ago a man parked his car when he came back from work. He had a permit to park in the area. Then during the night the power in the area went down. As result the repairmen needed just his spot for their vehicles and took contact to the authorities who made the decision to create a no-parking zone covering the area where his car was parked during the night.
The next morning when he came down to his car he noticed a ticket. The authorities claim that it is his duty as a car owner to inspect his car every second hour 24/7 so he can make sure that the terms of car-parking are not changed while his car is placed there.
So he had no choice but to pay the ticket.
The creation of zones where certain acts suddenly are illegal without noticing the citizens have shown to be quite common in Denmark. While we as Danish citizens must endure this torment there are no reason that you as tourist walk into what is very clearly a trap.
That is why we urge you to remain out of Denmark if you consider visiting us. We will work to alter the laws which have created this situation of unjust. Unfortunately it would take some time and we want to spare you from walking into a trap.
Thank you very much for reading this
The team behind “The dystopian Denmark”
I support this message 100 percent. We as car users in Denmark live a tough life hiding from speed traps and parking traps. It is not a country where you will invite innocent tourist to.
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