A reader sent me the Danish word for solidarity the other day: “Sammenhold.”
In Washington, D.C., today at the Danish embassy, writer Christopher Hitchens will be showing “Sammenhold” with a gathering to stand up for Denmark:
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.
I won’t be able to make it, but I’m there in spirit. And so are bloggers from around the world, who are participating in the Stand Up for Denmark Blogburst today. More info on how to join at Freedom’s Zone.
Maybe angry clown Malik Shabazz will turn up. Wouldn’t that be a scene?
Ed Morrissey has a new vocabulary word for the day: Sitzspinkler.
US cartoonists show Sammenhold.
Sammenhold from a citizen in St. Petersburg, Florida.
A Finnish editor showing Sammenhold gets sacked from his newspaper.