An estimated 2,500 demonstrators braved the cold and snow yesterday evening was protesting against the pending partial sale of state-owned energy provider DONG (Danish Oil and Natural Gas) to US investment firm Goldman Sachs.
Parliament's Finance Committee is set to vote on the controversial deal today. If it pass, Goldman Sachs will take a 19 percent stake in DONG at a cost of eight billion kroner or USD 1,500,000,000.
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An online petition against the Goldman Sachs deal
has reached over 190,000 signatures. The sale is expected to pass, but all eyes politically will be on Socialistisk Folkeparti. The party is meeting tonight about the DONG deal and some within the party are calling to leave the coalition government
One of the political parties, Dansk Folkeparti, is too "anti Muslim" and is therefore banned from speaking to protesters against DONG 19% sale to Goldman Sachs.