Newsgroups: alt.skinheads,alt.politics.white-power,alt.politics.nationalism.white,soc.culture.nordic Subject: ADL: Skinhead International; Denmark Summary: The ADL's "Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads" Followup-To: alt.skinheads Archive/File: pub/orgs/american/adl/skinhead-international/skins-denmark Last-Modified: 1995/08/29 Denmark The Skinhead phenomenon came on the Danish scene in the early 1980's when its young minions were generally referred to as "Gronjakker" ("green jackets," their distinctive military-style attire). their activity then was centered in Osterbro in the east of Copenagen, an area where immigrants were moving into apartments that native Danes had difficulty obtaining. "Green jackets" became embroiled in the controversy, engaging in physical assaults and racist harangues. Some of their leaders received stiff jail sentences for these attacks. Today the Skinheads' numbers are down. They do have a publication, _The Danish National Front_, and many of them are active members of the right-wing Den Danske Forening (Danish Society). Skinheads show up every year on June 5, "Constitution Day," when public meetings take place around the country. In recent years Skins have been employed on these occasions as bodyguards for the right-wing politician Mogens Glistrup. First Concert On June 11, 1994, Skins organized Denmark's first Skinhead concert. Held in Gladsaxe, a Copenhagen suburb, the event drew some 300 Skins from Denmark, Sweden and Germany to hear two bands: Bound for Glory, from the United States, and Svastika, from Sweden. Members of the Danish Nazi party, DNSB, were invited to attend, and did so. Denmark's Skinheads may have met their match (of a sort) in "De Autonome" ("The Autonomous"), a group of "anti-fascist" militants better organized than the Skins and quite willing to employ violence in their cause. These militants have been accused of setting fie to one of the buses used by Sinheads for transportation to the concert at Gladsaxe. (Anti-Defamation League, 28-29) Work Cited Anti-Defamation League. The Skinhead International: A Worldwide Survey of Neo-Nazi Skinheads. New York: Anti-Defamation League, 1995. Anti-Defamation League, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
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