February 24, 2006


Please be outside the Embassy of Denmark, 3200 Whitehaven Street (off Massachusetts Avenue) between noon and 1 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24. Quietness and calm are the necessities, plus cheerful conversation. Danish flags are good, or posters reading “Stand By Denmark” and any variation on this theme (such as “Buy Carlsberg/ Havarti/ Lego”) The response has been astonishing and I know that the Danes are appreciative. But they are an embassy and thus do not of course endorse or comment on any demonstration. Let us hope, however, to set a precedent for other cities and countries. Please pass on this message to friends and colleagues.

That’s from Christopher Hitchens. He’ll be there. If you’re in the DC area, consider joining him. And if you take pictures, send me some!

UPDATE: Reader Douglas Bass emails that there will be a similar demonstration in front of the Danish consulate in Minneapolis.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Via Lee Harris, another way to show support.

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