Riots In Copenhagen After Antiterror Unit Cleared Ungdomshuset

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posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 08:00 PM
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Another snippet in English from Danish media

www.jp.dk...:aid=4273706/
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www.cphpost.dk...
(same article -- just in case..)




posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 08:43 PM
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A picture from the nights fighting. It's now 4 am in Copenhagen and no new reports.




posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 09:03 PM
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I bet the contingency "in case" plans are being called in

Feminists Blocking the roads? Isnt the police allowed to get them out of the ****** way in those cases?

I hope the Law Enforcements forces restore Order Quickly

I wonder if the Danish Government is actually in Copenhagen? (I don't believe they are actually threatened but maybe they prefer having their Head of State out of the Hot zone)



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by CanadianGlasnost

maybe they prefer having their Head of State out of the Hot zone)

Not the Head of State but the Head of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard, was in Norway yesterday when it all started.

They expect trouble for a long time. I bet they are going to riot again today.

[edit on 2007/3/1 by Hellmutt]



posted on Mar, 1 2007 @ 11:42 PM
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Here it comes, prepare to become the "european union of islamic republics."




posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 12:03 AM
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Don't worry Glasnost, there won't be Marshall law and I'm sure the government is safe and stays on Christiansborg doing their work.

I wish I could explain what's happening, it's --at the core-- rioting out of social discontent, yes, but far from the same sense as e.g. Watts was. Out of powerlessness it is more a respond to the vast emptiness of these times modern, than it's an action out of social despair. More out of a spiritual, I'll say.

However in a rational view it comes down to
"everybody knows, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer" (thank you, Leonard).

The Danish history of parliamentarism has up to a few decades ago been contrary to Cohen's statement, which in some posters view naturally have given us the label of socialist.

Since 1929, when Denmark for the first time got a left-wing government and to this date, there have been roughly 50 years of left rule and 25 of right. Of those 25 years of right-wing governing, the 15 have been within the last 25 years, and the present government is what's called 'liberal' in Danish, but by American standard a lot more right than that.

Fact, it's a neo-con, super-right government, and we've had it since 2001.

It is despised in about half the population, and what you could call hated in quite a few of those. The divides are getting bigger and the polarization more fierce.

But so far we've had no violent overthrowing or coups in Danish parliaments history.

These riots is a symptom of wealth and nothing to use it for, but the envy of each other.

Of course the mixed left-wing governed municipal council of Copenhagen could afford to give that house to the juveniles ...if they wanted to, but as I said, polarizations is increasing, and they have to think in reelections.

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For Xphiles, sorry to disappoint you, but there's no ethnic issues at all involved in this. It's about the distribution of the resources of society.

[grammar edited]


[edit on 2-3-2007 by khunmoon]



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 03:56 AM
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posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 04:29 AM
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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
Here it comes, prepare to become the "european union of islamic republics."






huh?

noone said these rioters were muslim, in fact they seem to be comprised entirely of gang members.



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 08:07 AM
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The latest news is a group has occupied the party headquarter of the opposition, the Social-Democrats. This should have occurred around 11 GMT, about three hours ago.

A link in Danish tells a very typical story of how to deal with things gettin' tough. A civic way in a civil order ...tho not sure it shall heal their frustrations.
Because it's so describing to ways custom among Danes, I've taken the freedom of a 'free' translation.

The link in Danish Socialdemokraternes hovedkvarter besat


The party-headquarter of the Social-Democrats in Copenhagen has been occupied by 18 young people, who claims to represent a group called "The Action-group of Frustrated Copenhageners".

An activist says they won't leave the building before an acceptable solution is found.

-- The employees are free to leave if they want. We have done this in frustration of the total irresponsibility exposed in the case of 'Ungdomshuset' by the Social-Democrats, the spokesman Pil Christensen says.

-- We have no intention of leaving, before a political solution to the problem have been found, and if the police're gonna intervene we won't resist, she says.

The action is without any drama whatsoever. Behind the doors the party-work continues unhindered.


[edit on 2-3-2007 by khunmoon]



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 03:22 PM
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Right now there are hundreds of activists on the move. They've just finnished a mass meeting and are now moving towards the center of Copenhagen. Police have been mobilized from all of Denmark. The danish police have even borrowed 20 extra police vehicles from Sweden. They expect a big battle tonight...



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 03:28 PM
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Originally posted by dahl
hell no. it sucks 2 hear about riots cuz 1 of my dreams is being in a riot it would b so nice throwin molotov cocktails at the police


Well, hopefully when you have your dream and are in a riot throwing bombs at people, you run into a police officer that has a similarly violent and perverted dream of cracking open the skull of a rioter with a baton.

That way all the violent peopel get to muck each other up and leave the sensible people out of it.




imperium americana
You do realise that it is not the Faderhuset rioting, but the commies!

Ah. Well. Better safe then sorry, better lock everyone up.


[edit on 2-3-2007 by Nygdan]



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 04:52 PM
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A new article in English from Danish media.

A reporter's ironic sense of waging war coming his way.

All's quiet on the northern front he've dramatically titled his dispatch.


Police arrested 219 people in conjunction with the riots. Another Ungdomshuset rally has been called for this afternoon, and police have called in reinforcements from throughout the country in expectation of a new wave clashes.

That's the news from the home front.. until more dramatic things happen.

[edit on 2-3-2007 by khunmoon]



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 05:24 PM
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Right now fighting is starting at Skt. Hans Torv, Noerrebro. That place was the scene of a violent demo May 18, 1993, where the police shot 11 activists.

Danish article from few minutes ago: 'Nu skal politiet ha'!' (in danish)


Here is a YouTube video from 1993:




posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 05:55 PM
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'Nu skal politiet ha'!'
('Now we spank the police!') 23.11GMT

A snippet translated by me.


The demonstration has reach its destination, Skt Hans Torv (square), when an activist seizes the mic and hollers "Break up the pavement stones" and announces the start of a new demo in a few minutes.


They're now marching into the city? or will it be Nørrebrogade who pays again.



[edit on 2-3-2007 by khunmoon]



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 06:06 PM
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The police estimate there might be as many as 2,000 activists at Skt. Hans Torv right now. And journalists are not welcome there...


Here's a recent video from the demo in Copenhagen this evening.




posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
Here it comes, prepare to become the "european union of islamic republics."





Left wing muslims?


Someone hasn't bothered to read the original article, let alone the thread, or even tried to find out by himself what is going on.... tut tut...

Nay a Muslim in site, Xphiles, these all be left-wing activist types, punks and otherwise useless buggers just doing something to pass the winter...



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 06:50 PM
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They are fighting now! Molotov cocktails and teargas!

Gadekampe ved De Gamles By (in danish)


Photo: Kristian Linnemann


The activists have cut off the electricity so several streets have no street lights. They are fighting in several places in Copenhagen, also in Christianshavn

[edit on 2007/3/2 by Hellmutt]



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 07:44 PM
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I just heard some loud explosions (Copenhagen)...

An activist was apparently hit by a teargas grenade and was taken unconcious to a hospital. There are fires all over Noerrebro. There are no police in the rest of Denmark, as they're all fighting against the activists in Copenhagen.



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 08:01 PM
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The police have just fled from Christianshavn after one of their cars where set on fire. Street lights have been shut off in more streets. Some citizens are pouring water over the activists from their windows.



posted on Mar, 2 2007 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by Hellmutt
I just heard some loud explosions (Copenhagen)...

An activist was apparently hit by a teargas grenade and was taken unconcious to a hospital. There are fires all over Noerrebro. There are no police in the rest of Denmark, as they're all fighting against the activists in Copenhagen.


NO Police anywhere in Denmark? Seriously?

How small is your Police Force?





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