The celebration of the 94th birthday of the famous Little Mermaid statue was taking place in Copenhagen. The statue commemorates the central character in the story of The Little Mermaid created in 1836 by Hans Christian Anderson.
Women clad in bikinis board a canal boat and release balloons the colors of the Danish flag and then jump into the water to shape themselves into the number which represents the statues birthday. As the women prepared to shape a "94" sharks arrived.
The sharks were protesters wearing shark fins and the number "69" who were protesting the demolition of a local Youth House earlier in the year. The eviction of the residents and its destruction in March caused riots and the arrest of 170 people.