posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 03:20 PM
Police storm activist bunker in Denmark prior to the COP15
I have translated this article which is found on a left-wing webpage.
"The police stormed this morning a warehouse at city area "Teglholmen" in Copenhagen and put 15-20 climate activists in handcuffs. Police spokesman
Flemming Steen Munch, apologize.
Climate activists were early Friday, 4 December detained and handcuffed in a warehouse at Teglholmen.
The police believed that the persons is living illegally in the building, but the activists could produce a lease that showed the opposite, writes
Berlingske.dk (danish newspaper)
Police took action, even though activists from the Climate Justice Action has had a dialogue, including on the building on Tejlholmen.
- Copenhagen Police is well aware that we are out there. So either they are very bad at communicating internally, or there is talk about harassment,
"says Stine Gry Jonassen from the Climate Justice Actions press group to berlingske.dk.
She is unsure of what to expect from the police during the summit COP15.
- This leads me to doubt the dialogue we have had with the police and the agreements we've made, "says Stine Gry Jonassen.
Rene Karpantschof tells Modkraft.dk that the incident suggests that the Copenhagen Police prepare the zero tolerance policy at the summit.
- It seems that activists can expect to be preventively detained in a big way after the principle of 'shoot first and ask questions later, "he said.