A void

At the beginning of March in Copenhagen, thousands of young people staged a number of protests against the forced removal of the inhabitants from a well known squatters house and its subsequent demolition.
Riots and violence spread to other parts of the city and many people that were unrelated to the event joined the mayhem for the sake of challenging authorities and advoking anarcist rights. Fires were set, vehicles were destroyed, shop windows were smashed and hundreds were arrested. Police from neighbouring countries were brought in to help control repeated resurgances. For the citizens of Copenhagen, this became a situation of inconvenience because roads were blocked for weeks and the continuous drone of police helicopters could be heard in the sky in the days surrounding the event.

On the way to work I pass the site of the previous Ungdoms huset. The space is like a void and the flowers that litter the ground are reminicent of a grave-yard.

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