Road signs posted in Danish city point migrants back toward Mideast

Migrants are taken from a train in Padborg, Denmark, following police controls for identity papers on January 6.

Story highlights

  • Denmark is engaged in a fierce debate over immigration
  • Anti-immigration Danish People's Party praises the stunt

(CNN)Anti-immigrant tensions in Denmark have apparently prompted someone to post signs pointing migrants to the way back home.

Road signs that sprouted, temporarily, showed the route back toward Syria or Iraq, distant though those places might be.
Syria? 4,426 kilometers -- 2,750 miles -- in this direction. Iraq? 5,317 kilometers -- 3,300 miles -- that way.