Skip to comments.Protests Follow Riots in Danish Capital
Posted on 03/03/2007 10:57:50 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Some 3,000 people demonstrated Saturday against the closure of an abandoned building that has served as a center for anarchists, leftists and punk rockers, following two nights of riots that left parts of the Danish capital strewn with burning cars and shattered glass. More than 500 people, including scores of foreigners, have been arrested since the riots started Thursday. Authorities said 207 were arrested early Saturday following overnight clashes in which demonstrators pelted police with cobblestones and set fire to cars.
Demonstrators marched peacefully Saturday toward the so-called "Youth House," where an anti-terror squad evicted squatters on Thursday. Hundreds of police followed from a distance and sealed off streets around the disputed building.
"The idea of an alternative society is good," said Berit Larsen, 57, as she watched the demonstration pass. "We need to have room for everyone, but the violence we have seen is not what I consider an alternative way for society."
A school was vandalized and several buildings damaged by fire overnight. One protester was reportedly wounded in the violence early Saturday, while 25 were injured the night before.
"In the last 10 years we haven't had riots like we've seen in the past two days," police spokesman Flemming Steen Munch said. Police searched more than 10 homes in Copenhagen in an effort to track down activists, he said.
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The entitlement mentality in action - an illustration of why Europe will find it so difficult to ever implement any kind of reform. They're merely reaping what they've sown.
What they are protesting is the concept of private property. Their government is now reaping what it has sown.
The usual wandering bands of "anarchists." There are scatterings of squatters in Spain, too, where they are called "okupas" (they occupy buildings). They're sort of folk-heroes to the left-wing parties and are tacitly permitted to occupy buildings and scrawl their anarchist symbols all over the place, but at a certain point, the property gets too valuable for the city to let them roost there anymore, they kick them out, and there's the usual riot.
And it always includes a large contingent of the travelling international anarchists who show up for "anti-globalization" riots, eviction riots, anti-war riots, you name it.
Why is it, no matter where yobs are in the world, they always have to announce their hooliganism in english?
I noticed that too. At least it's grammatical English this time. I've seen some real doozys in the Middle East (e.g., sign in Iran that read "America Is Exremly Nauthy")
I hope my daughter is ok. She's visiting Copenhagen this weekend with one of her closest friends.
Her trip hasn't gotten off to a good start. She got to the airport in Stockholm on Thursday night only to find out the low-fare FlyMe airline had just gone bankrupt and shut down their operations. Now she's got riots in Copenhagen to deal with.
They must be liberals...note that they are functioning on "feelings" and not thoughts. Feeling vs thought is a core difference between liberals vs conservatives.
WELL, I never! We are most certainly nauth exreme about our nauthiness! Where in heavens name did they ever get that idea about us? ;-)
The problem is, you realize, that most folks around the world, including the parasitic euro-yobs in this story, get all their info about the US as well as their english language training from CNN-International, replete with that news organization's legendarily prolific typos in their 'lower thirds' (aka the chyrons). That's why none of 'em can spell english worth a darn.
English is the international language, even among the bad guys. When a nuclear expert from North Korea talks to his counterpart in Iran, they speak English.
"served as a center for anarchists, leftists and punk rockers"
In other words, homeless druggies.
Years ago, I knew a french-speaking guy in Geneva who regularly communicated with another french-speaking guy in Lyon by email in english.
There was no real reason for him to do it that way that I can figure, other than it was across a border and via the internet (where english has been since its inception the lingua franca).
"Why is it, no matter where yobs are in the world, they always have to announce their hooliganism in english?"
Because these 'activists' know the wire services that transmit in english have the best likelihood of reaching audiences containing other anarchists and fellow-travelers, but especially financially comfortable, self-hating liberals who can be counted upon to donate to 'worthy' causes and at the same time do their very best to prevent the Danish government from doing anything about these thugs. What a shame...if only they had squatted in Mayor Daley's Chicago in '68...
How do you say "airstrike" in Danish?
French are very proud of their language. They probably did it that way because their spelling checkers worked in English only.
I may be wrong but I think Quebec is the only place where pilots are allowed to communicate with the tower in French.
The spellchecker! AHA. By george, I think you might have nailed it. LOL.That possibility never dawned on me & he never gave me a satisfactory explanation. (There's hardly any difference at all between the french spoken today in Geneve & Lyon so I couldn't fathom why.) Mystery solved, thanks!
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