67-year-old Jane Pedersen, owner of Cafe Viking, has become a national hero after she spoke out in public against the Muslim gangs that demanded "protection money" from her because she runs a cafe in "their territory".
Translated by Nicolai Sennels, Jyllands-Posten, August 23, 2012: "Massive support for Cafe Viking":
Several hundred people showed up to support the owner who said no to extortion. Café Viking in Nørrebro in Copenhagen Thursday evening is filled as never before.
Hundreds of people show up to support the owner of Café Viking, Jane Pedersen, who earlier Thursday stood up and told publicly how a gang tried to force her to pay protection money.
She received support from both the neighborhood and the people who showed up following a request at the Facebook group "No to Bullies - Yes to beers".
So many have brought flowers that the kitchen is almost full of flowers. At the same time people are calling from across the country stating their support.
Translated by Nicolai Sennels, Jyllands-Posten, August 23, 2012: "Immigrant gangs extort bars at Nørrebro"
Several pubs and shops in Nørrebro in Copenhagen are plagued by extortionists who threaten to trash the places if they do not get money.
On Thursday, several shop owners were gathered for a meeting with the police and the municipality in an attempt to stop the coarse methods ... Most recently, unknown men on Tuesday night threw rocks through the windows of the tavern Café Viking on Ægirsgade.
The attack happened while there were guests inside the cafe ... "Some guys came in here and told me that I have to pay to be in their area. I refused. I could be their grandmother, and it simply cannot be justified," says Jane Pedersen ...
Also, the owner of a coin laundry and two additional bars have been subjected to extortion.
Some of the criminals say they come from the (Muslim) gang Brothas in Mjølnerparken. Others say that they represent the (Muslim) gang at Blågårds Plads.
More about the Muslim-dominated area Nørrebro in Copenhagen here.