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Modernisation? No thanks!

You may have been wondering about the signs that have appeared recently in some of the windows of the halls of residence in the University Park, featuring the number 496. This is part of a protest against the rebuilding and conversion of these 70-year-old halls of residence.

The board responsible for the halls of residence has decided to install a bathroom and kitchen in all the rooms, and to reduce the number of rooms from 496 to about 300. This is why the protesters are using 496 as part of their campaign, which has also included a “sleep-in” protest in sleeping bags on
the Store Torv Square in the centre of Aarhus.