Sweden eyes closing bridge to Denmark under migrant assault

Sweden eyes closing bridge to Denmark under migrant assault
Migrants move from one place to another at the Eurotunnel railhead in Calais, France. (Image via Guardian)

[Ed. – Back to the ferry?  That might not be effective enough.  But it’s emblematic of how the migrant invasion is transforming Europe.]

SWEDEN is poised to stop all traffic crossing a major bridge linking the country to Denmark, as it struggles to cope with the sheer number of refugees crossing its borders.

The Oresund bridge links the Danish capital, Copenhagen, to Sweden’s third largest city, Malmo. About 20,000 motor vehicles cross it everyday.

Sweden, a country with a population of 9.6 million people has been one the most generous European nations when it comes to granting asylum to refugees from Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

In addition to tighter security on the Oresund bridge, the Government is also considering legislation which would require identity checks on passengers using all forms of public transport.

But a spokesman added that closing the bridge remained a serious option to address the growing influx of migrants.

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