Looks like Norway just put a bunch of globalists’, multiculturalist’s panties in a wad. They’re working on the fence with Russian… an even more politically incorrect move.
Norway is building a steel fence at its arctic border with Russia after an influx of thousands of refugees last year.
The new fence, which will be around 660 feet long and 11 feet high, will stretch from the Skorskog border point, sources in the Norwegian government told Reuters.
Construction of the fence is due to finish before winter frosts set in, making it harder to enter Norway through the forest.
Deputy Justice Minister Ove Vanebo defended the gate and fence, telling Reuters they were “responsible measures”.
Although around 23,000 people, mostly from Syria, applied for refugee status in Norway last year, the number of asylum seekers arriving plummeted by 95 per cent in the first third of 2016.
“I can’t see a need for a fence,” Rune Rafaelsen, the mayor of the Soer-Varanger region which includes the border, told Reuters. “There are too many fences going up in Europe today,” he added, citing examples of barbed wire in nations such as Hungary.