Long live social democracy! Youth out of Copenhagen!

    Ra ra ra, we’re going to smash the oiks!

In Copenhagen, armed thugs in blue, declaring “anarchy is a fag”, have arrested over 400 people — apparently the largest number of arrests at any single event in Danish history — for attempting to obtain a little breathing space, and a new ‘youth house’, in what’s ostensibly their city; an action which follows the eviction of the squatted social centre Ungdomshuset (Youth House) earlier in the year (Danish clash sparks mass arrests, BBC, October 6, 2007). The Ungdomshuset was an historic landmark squire, famous place, say no more, dating back to the early twentieth century, “SOLD!” out by the social democratic-controlled city council to a Christian cult who, in an attempt to exorcise the free spirits dwelling in the building, completely demolished it. Given the fact that something like 4,000 people took to the streets again today, it appears likely that greater force will be required to fully crush the spirit of youthful rebellion.

For up-to-date schnews in English; see also ‘Copenhagen police clash with rock-throwing youths seeking to occupy vacant building’, AP, International Herald Tribune, October 6, 2007; Hundreds of youths face charges after clashes with police in Copenhagen, AP, International Herald Tribune, October 7, 2007. Mick Armstrong of Socialist Alternative has denounced the fact that some of the hundreds arrested were Germans, Swedes, Finns, Norwegians as well as some from Britain, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland and Turkey. Armstrong stated that “These people are simply provocateurs that open up protests to police repression. In Europe their ranks have been riddled by police agents and fascists… [they are] football hooligans who travel the world looking for violence. The left should offer no comfort to these crazies. We should do whatever we can to isolate them. They are wreckers.”

About @ndy

I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like anarchy. I don't like nazis. I enjoy eating pizza and drinking beer. I barrack for the greatest football team on Earth: Collingwood Magpies. The 2024 premiership's a cakewalk for the good old Collingwood.
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One Response to Long live social democracy! Youth out of Copenhagen!

  1. Bullshit-Detector says:

    Long Live Ungdomshuset!

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