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The length of road from Kongens Nytorv to City Hall Square was called Strøget from about 1890. Before that, it was called Ruten. In November 1962, vehicles were banned – first as a trial because the traders were against the idea of losing trade from passing…

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Red stocking feminists started on Strøget

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On 8 April 1970, about 20 self-confident women met on Strøget to mark the start of what was to become the Danish Red Stocking (feminist) Movement. Wearing grotesquely exaggerated female attributes – huge breasts, dolly-bird makeup, colourful wigs and large hats – they made their way down Strøget to City Hall Square where the props were resolutely thrown in a rubbish sack bearing the notice: Keep Denmark clean". Later the same day the procession visited Tuborg's factories, where the group handed out leaflets demanding equal pay. Other actions followed over the years that imprinted the movement's message in the public mind: Oppression of women was everywhere in society – at work, where equal pay was lacking, in fashion and women's magazines and not least at home, where traditional roles dominated. "

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