Copenhagen squatters raided

The Denmark IMC reports that Danish police have raided part of Christiania, a longtime squatter community in an abandoned military base in Copenhagen, Denmark. About 200 riot police stormed the “freestate” compound and quickly sealed off “Fredens Eng” (Meadow of peace), where people live in trailers. In one of the biggest mass sweeps in Denmark ever, the police made over 100 arrests. Most were charged with not following police orders, although some face charges of physically resisting. The trailers have to leave under a new zoning ordinance, to clear the area for development. Writes the IMC: “The people from Christiania have resisted this new legislation for years. They wish to keep their autonomy and self managed decision making structures that have kept the place running for over 20 years…”