Breaking News: Squatters being arrested

AMAGER LAST NIGHT: An empty building just across the street from my apartment (Oliebladsgade) was last night taken over by squatters (‘autonome’ in Danish). Here are the pictures and a small summary.

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This is the building that were occupied by squatters. Notice the red banner hanging from the 2nd floor window. A few squatters were walking around outside the building at this moment.

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Squatters outside the building.

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The police is setting up the perimeter.

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More police arrived and began clearing the area around the building.

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The squatters brought their own press. Notice the two guys carrying a camera.

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Sorry about the poor quality of the picture, but the squatters tried to make a quick run for it but the police had them surrounded and arrested around 6 or 7.

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To policemen with yet another squatter who weren’t running fast enough.

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They were put in strips (handcuffs) and placed in a line on the ground (fut-tog in Danish).

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After night fall, the police went in to search the building. Notice the red banner still hangs from the window.

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The search team went going through the bulding. One cop standing on 2nd floor balcony.

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“4th. floor – secured!”

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Top floor reached.

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The search went through the entire building.

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The police came out of the building carrying the red banner.

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A small crowd showed up to show some support to the arrested squatters.

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The police in riot gear going towards the crowd.

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A smoke grenade or fireworks were used (not teargas as one of my neighbours thought) and it was all over.

1 Response to “Breaking News: Squatters being arrested”


  1. 1 Lars Silberbauer

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