4.30pm update: Russell Quinn’s post on his blog yesterday is a must for non-Danish speakers looking for background information and a rational perspective on recent events. He also has a host of other excellent links.
After a bit of a surreal weekend, I’m back at work, and life is pretty much the same as it ever was.
The consensus in the office is that Ungdomshuset have lost a lot of goodwill from the city.
I didn’t mention in my previous posts that the day before the violent protests of Saturday, several thousand Copenhageners attended a peaceful rally in support of the house in the Town Hall Square.
In light of Saturday’s riots, it is doubtful whether so many will offer their support in the future.
More than 15million kroner (£1.5million) had also been raised to buy the building from Faderhuset and give it to the youths.
Faderhuset refused, presumably seeing it as their duty to ‘save’ the youths from damnation.
One other point, the city authorities here have screwed up royally in terms of their handling of the situation, regardless of what you think of the behaviour of the protestors.
It didn’t have to be this way, as most of my former girlfriends have said to me at some point.