The aftermath

I’ve been out and taken some pictures of the aftermath which you can see here.

There appears to be a backlash against the protestors this morning, with members of the public and shopkeepers venting their anger.

My feeling is that the youth house lost control of the situation by inviting anarchists and demonstrators from across Europe.

They effectively hijacked the protest yesterday (which went ahead without giving the police the prior warning stipulated by law) and now you see the Ungdomshuset people out on the streets trying to clean up and limit the public relations damage.

They have my sympathy but I don’t ever want to come down into my street again and see idiots tipping over cars and tossing around bikes.


5 Responses to “The aftermath”

  1. 1 shewalksinbeauty December 17, 2006 at 4:29 pm

    Your photos are moving.

    I suppose that being in such a large (self-centered) country, we tend to think that these things only occur in our own big cities. My perspective of this is completely altered. When there is a riot in Detroit, I shrug it off in an “Oh, that crazy old Detriot” kind of way. I am by no means saying that I always feel this way as there are most definitely things that come up that my heart goes out to. But seeing it happen somewhere far away makes me feel for the inhabitants of the community without question. It must have been very unsettling. I’m glad that you posted this.

  2. 2 Russell December 17, 2006 at 5:00 pm

    > My feeling is that the youth house lost control of the situation by
    > inviting anarchists and demonstrators from across Europe.


  3. 3 Russell December 17, 2006 at 5:09 pm

    incidently. i did lots more research on Ruth from Faderhuset and years ago she made a lot of racist, homophobic, anti-abortion comments and declared that she (along with a guy called “moses” jensen) wanted to rid nørrebro of the “weeds”. in more recent years she’s stated that she want’s the neighbourhood to just get along, but… hmmm. hmmm.. and hmmm..

    how did it reach the stage where two groups are fighting each other and getting seriously injured and causing obscene amounts of damage when neither wanted the situation to reach this stage. the *only* group who was constantly pushing to reach this point was the Christians. how on earth could they sit and watch this on tv? all the damage that’s being caused just because they want to buy a house to tear it down on their bigoted morals?

    any other purchaser of that house would have forseen the trouble and would have backed out, or at the very least they would have accepted the 13million kroner profit on the propery. Only a divine belief that you are doing the work of god gives you the ability to override natural humanistic morals.

  4. 4 aaron78 December 17, 2006 at 5:30 pm

    It’s a good point mate. Totally irrational decision by Faderhuset not to walk away with the cash. It should never have been allowed to get this far.

  5. 5 Sally December 18, 2006 at 10:50 am

    Great coverage Aaron. The pics are great. It’s certainly a world away from sleepy old George Street!

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