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Migrant boats bound for EU should be 'shot at,' says Danish politician


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Migrant boats bound for EU should be 'shot at,' says Danish politician

Security forces should shoot at boats of migrants trying to reach Europe’s shores. That from a member of parliament for the Danish government’s main political ally – the Danish People’s Party.

“The only efficient way is to turn the boats and say: ‘You cannot sail within this national border and if you do, you will either be shot at or be turned around and sailed back,” Kenneth Berth, EU spokesman for the anti-immigrant party, said on television.

He later softened his statement on Facebook, saying he did not mean that people should be shot at, but that NATO-ships should shoot in the air as a warning.

Party spokesman Soren Sondergaard has said that shooting at refugees is not the official party line.

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