Every day hundreds of refugees by train at Copenhagen Central Station to travel urgently to Sweden and Norway to seek asylum. Their biggest fear: being caught and forced to stay in Denmark. Berlingske met three of them.
30-year-old Mohammad smile relieved. There is no police on the track and not on the platform, so there is a good chance that the plan works: As soon as possible to obtain three-way tickets to Stockholm, he saw little brother Ibrahim and their friend Hussein to continue their escape from the Syrian civil war to Sweden.
The time is 12:15 Sunday dinner and the three Syrians are equally increased by train from Hamburg with approximately 80 to 100 other refugees like them going out carefully with anxious eyes and a single bag in hand, containing their few possessions. More than half of the passengers who disembark, has clearly non-Western appearance.
"When does the train to Stockholm - it is soon, right?" Asks Mohammad me and the resident Arab man who helps them to move on. "The most important is to get as quickly as possible away from Denmark. '
It's only 12 hours before Inger Noise's controversial refugee ads will be published in Lebanese newspapers to send a signal that Denmark is not 'an attractive country "to seek asylum in. And just 12 hours before the police catch 170 refugees in the train at Rødbyhavn and the whole of Denmark on the other end to discuss how we can close the borders to the south, so that the country does not become overrun by illegal immigrants from Germany.
But if you believe the three men on the Copenhagen Station, Denmark has nothing to be afraid of. Every day for the last many months, hundreds of refugees left the train in Copenhagen without either the police or the DSB has taken more notice of it. And the reason is clear:
"We would not be here. We know that the rules are very difficult and that we are not welcome. We will continue to Sweden, "says Mohammad Shaban.
The three Syrians have been underway for 12 days from Syria by boat across Turkey through Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary. Like thousands of other refugees were caught at the railway station in Budapest last week, and since there were prospects to move on from there by train, they paid 600 euros for a trafficker, as they waited for two days in a forest near the Danube river, before he showed up to drive them by car to Germany.
From here they have even taken a train from Hamburg to Copenhagen Central Station, from which they meet with an acquaintance of an acquaintance who helps them to buy train tickets at the station and forwards them to the Øresund train - without payment.
So lucky is far from all the refugees. Next to us on the platform, we hear an Iraqi man shouting 'After me in a series'. Behind him going about 25 because anxious Iraqis. He is a trafficker and has taken a good payment to be Iraqis 'travel guide'.
"Let us pull slightly away," said the resident helps by Berlingske followed. It's best not to attract too much attention by standing in for large groups.
The three syreres escape has accrued 25,000 kr. All inclusive per. person. Ibrahim opens his belt bag to show memories. At the bottom is a change from Turkey, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and now Denmark. Every time they pay in euros, and every time they get pennies back into the local currency.
Sweden is the best
Actually, they had been recommended to seek asylum in Germany because the country has announced that they give all Syrians residence. But because of the great boom of the last week's case processing times been so long that Germany is no longer 'number one' on the wish list. Moreover, several of them friends and networks in Sweden.
Most importantly, however, it is not ending up in Denmark.
"If the police catch us and will take our fingerprints will we deny or run away. We will not be here, "said Ibrahim.
I do not misunderstand them, says Hussein. They are confident that Denmark is a lovely country - for Danes. People are 'a hundred times more beautiful than in Germany' and everything looks peaceful out.
"But in Sweden we can get permanent residence, so that we can return and visit family, and we work so that we can rebuild our lives. We just want to have stability, "he said.
In Denmark it is not known when someone changes the rules for the worse again.
Before they board the train, engage themselves in the resident assistant's Internet, so they can call their family and say that they made it. About ten minutes goes a train to Malmö and then on to Stockholm. None of them have eaten in the last two days, but it does not say, for now they are close to the target.
They jump into the Oresund trains. Still no police. They are relieved, and almost promotion.
If they can go back and visit their families, they are not refugees. I know people who fled from Saddam, who haven't been back in 20 years and never will go back.