Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A Sunday bike ride in senic Copenhagen

A man rides his bicycle down a street littered with cobblestones and burning debris after clashes between police and protesters staging a sit-in Sunday Sept. 24, 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Police detained more than 200 people Sunday after a youth demonstration in Copenhagen turned violent, with protesters hurling cobblestones, bottles and eggs at officers in riot gear. The demonstrators were protesting a court ruling last month ordering a group of young squatters to leave a downtown building and hand it over to a Christian congregation that bought it five years ago.(AP Photo/POLFOTO, Uffe Kongsted)


At 8:45 AM, Anonymous Abdul el Razir said...

why do youth always have to so violent? its disturbing

At 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because the police started the fights...

At 2:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why does the police always have be so violent? It's disturbing.

At 5:58 PM, Anonymous Danni said...

Two of my friends were there but did not take part in any rioting. The riot started after armoured police cars smashed into youths dancing in the street. No violence until then, but after the police attack....well.

Anyway, the ones that got arrested was the kids who didn't do anything. Policemen said the cause for arrest was "you took part in an illegal protest".
There is no such law in any scandinavian country so now the over 200 wrongly arrested youths are going to sue the ass of the danish lawsystem

At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny thing is this street is called 'stengade' ('stone street')

At 3:43 PM, Anonymous danni said...

It's probebly because all streets aren´t made of paving stones. The most usual is asphalt.

At 8:48 AM, Anonymous squatter said...

surprinsigly there no mention why there was a demo and then a riot. The reason is that the city of copenhague has sold the building where a long standing autonomou s social center is located, to a chrisitian fundamentalist organization, who now wants to kick ppl out.

read more on:

war to the palaces, peace to the huts!

At 9:54 PM, Blogger EgoDiversion said...

8 hours.
1200 people.
300 arrests.
5 hours of battling the police.
900 great escapes.

Bricks and burning benches photos:

Arrest and Police violence Video:

At 2:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These guys are absolutely my heroes. Knowing all the details is illuminating and turns what at first appears to be angry youths throwing rocks at the law, into an epic and respectable struggle against all that is wrong with what so many consider "right." Keep the fight alive.


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