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Frank Jensen’s replacement for cross-border culture: I have also failed

The capital’s new mayor, Lars Weiss (S), has indirectly been complicit in violations of women, he admits in one of his first interviews at the post.

With Frank Jensen’s farewell to politics and the post of Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, the Social Democrat Lars Weiss has taken office as acting Lord Mayor. And while his predecessor in the post has been accused of distancing himself from his violations linguistically, Lars Weiss is more clear in his saliva.

– There were two cases where I experienced that a woman was violated where I did not intervene. It’s almost too cheap to shoot it over to the culture. But then I failed, says Lars Weiss, who took over the mayoral chain on Monday after Frank Jensen’s resignation.

The transfer of the chains took place after increasing pressure on Frank Jensen (S), who was accused of a large number of violations of women.

– I am an offender, Frank Jensen admitted late Sunday night at a press conference , where he also expressed that he would in future change the unhealthy ‘manner and tone’.

And a culture Lars Weiss subsequently himself admits that he did not say no to.

– I turned my back and walked on. I do not know if it was cowardly or what it was, says Lars Weiss and elaborates that one of the cases originates from his previous workplace, the other from ‘a big meeting in Aalborg’.

Nevertheless, he tells in the Evening Show that he expressed confidence in Frank Jensen, when representatives from the Social Democrats in Copenhagen during an urgent meeting on Sunday voted on their continued support for Frank Jensen.

– It’s about the view of women

One of the women who has stood up and told about Frank Jensen’s cross-border behavior is a member of the regional council for the Social Democrats in the Capital Region, Maria Gudme.


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