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Riots broke out in copenhagen as court decide to shut down Ungdomshuset youth', cultural and social center.
Having run out of all political alternatives that'll allow them to save their cultural centre from police eviction, the youths from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen took to the streets today resulting in the worst clashes and riots in Denmark in more than 10 years. Bricks and paving were thrown at the police, stores was smashed and fires were lit all over the city.
Asked the question "Why are you fighting?" on of the rioters replied; "I'm fighting for my right to be who i am. The Danish state have attacked all experimental or alternative cultural places, schools and theatres. This is about more than just a house. I'm fighting for my right to be different in Denmark!"
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The protests started from the house at 16:00 where the around 1000 protesters moved towards the city centre. However they didn't get more than 300 meters before the police started surrounding the crowd. Immediately stuff where thrown at the enclosing police and the fighting began. Paint, firecrackers, rocks and bottles where hurled at the cops and their cars.
Coorporate media repports three cops are in the hospital from having been struck by rocks. At least two protesters have been seriously injured. One having two fingers blown off and another from being run over by a police car.
As the crowd were chased through the city chain stores were smashed and garbage containers lit on fire and sporadic fighting with the cops occurred. Local immigrant youths joined in the fighting.
The situation right now is somewhat calmed but there's still lots of police in the streets making random arrests of everyone looking like an activist or a punk. Just now the police are closing in on the house again!