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.
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.
Squatters outside the building.
The police is setting up the perimeter.
More police arrived and began clearing the area around the building.
The squatters brought their own press. Notice the two guys carrying a camera.
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.
To policemen with yet another squatter who weren’t running fast enough.
They were put in strips (handcuffs) and placed in a line on the ground (fut-tog in Danish).
After night fall, the police went in to search the building. Notice the red banner still hangs from the window.
The search team went going through the bulding. One cop standing on 2nd floor balcony.
“4th. floor – secured!”
Top floor reached.
The search went through the entire building.
The police came out of the building carrying the red banner.
A small crowd showed up to show some support to the arrested squatters.
The police in riot gear going towards the crowd.
A smoke grenade or fireworks were used (not teargas as one of my neighbours thought) and it was all over.