94 persons have been arrested
forum - Stop the Violence congratulated the police "for
a job well done"
::: December 14 :::
- MP3: Interview with The Anarchist Federation
Denmark [5:23 min]
by La Haine
gallery - Demonstrations against police state Europe (III):
Evidence of repression
by La Haine
gallery - Demonstrations against police state Europe (II)
by La Haine
gallery - Demonstrations against police state Europe
by La Haine
Photo Gallery - International
by La Haine
Gallery: Mobilizations against EU in Copenhaguen
by La Haine
Minute by minute
Demonstration against police state Europe at 14.30.
19.00 - Copenhaguen: From Summitinfo: According
to Cph. Police, all demos are over, 15 participants has been
arrested during the day.
18.05 - Copenhaguen: The organisers state
the demo's over. From a loudspeaker they are advising the demonstrators
to break up in large groups "to avoid being arrested by
the police". IMC-Norway and Summitinfo.dk reported "the
police might have performed detentions at Larsbjornstrede. It
is puzzling to see the official dansk police web
page reports "presently no ongoing operations"
since 14.30. Perhaps the police would have preferred this movilisation
against them no to happen...
18.00 - Copenhaguen: The demo has reached
Israelplads, end of the course. TV-Stop.dk acknowledges another
arrest (there would be 9 up to the time).
17.55 - Copenhaguen: The march goes on by
Norreport Station. A journalist from La Haine acknowledges another
17.40 - Copenhaguen: The demo strolls along
Norrevoldgade. The atmosphere is tense. 50 police vans surround
the demonstrators, as reported by Linda Hansen (Moskito).
17.30 - Copenhaguen: The police has forced
the demo across on Hammerichsgade St. They are still harassing
demonstrators, which are about 2.000 by now. Music is still
17.20 - Copenhaguen: From Summitinfo: According
there are now 7 arrested at the AF demo.
17.10 - Copenhaguen: The demonstration goes
on along Rodhuspladsen, by the Tivoli. Anti-riot cops have arrested
about 15 people by getting in and off the demo for several times.
The demonstrators have not been able to reply yet to the current
16.55 - Copenhaguen: A journalist has been
beaten by an anti-riots cop. They have not charged on hard yet,
but the harassment is remarkable. Demonstrators keep on yelling
16.52 - Copenhaguen: At least another person
has been arrested. Everybody's rushing now. The current situation
16.50 - Copenhaguen: The police has got into
the demonstration and taken an activist away. A female journalist
from La Haine has been attacked by an anti-riots cop.
16.40 - Copenhaguen: Anti-riots cops have
made a queue on each side of the demonstrtion, surrounding it
completely in a very hassling way. Demonstrators are not frightened
and they are rebuking them chanting "no justice, no peace.
Fuck tha police"
16.30 - Copenhaguen: Strain at Frederiksberj
Allé. Police had sieged a street to protect
several bank branches and groups of demonstrators have thrown
bottles against the vans. Anti-riot cops have proceeded to surround
the whole march and a van has been about to run the antiimperialist
women group over. They are attempting to detour the march.
16.20 - Copenhaguen: The march has passed
by a sex-shop and demonstrators have made a graffitti in its
display of the feminine symbol. Others have beaten and spit
16.05 - Copenhaguen: The march goes on along
Veserallebej, while the sky is getting dark. Police forces are
not quite in sight. The disobedient block (about 300-500 people)
have left the march in Verterbrojade St. and is off to the Indymedia
15.50 - Copenhaguen: A bunch of disobedients
and anarchists has taken the lead of the march, with a wall
made out of balloons next to the leading placard. Thay have
started to walk along with the whole demonstration behind towards
the police wall. Meanwhile, spokesmen from the march were arguing
with a police officer.
15.45 - Copenhaguen: The spokesman from Global
Roots is encouraging people to resume the march towards the
riot police bus crossed in the bridge, "because they won't
let us go through and we have whole rights to do that".
People has started walking and the police has decide to move
out the bus. People chants "el pueblo unido jamás
15.35 - Copenhaguen: The police has blocked
the demonstration, which is stopped at the end of Vegerflev
Alle. A spokesman from Global Roots is yelling through a loudspeaker
at the police not to use violence
15.20 - Copenhaguen: The disobedient block
has just joined the demo against police state in Vegerflev Allé.
Some activists are burning an EU flag.
15.10 - Copenhaguen: Thousands of people march
along Ingerslevgade St. against Europe police state. There is
swedish organisations like AFA and Revolutionary Socialists.
The dansk feminist anti-imperialist women group make up a very
close and struggling bunch. Many demonstrators are hooded and
rebuking the police units with "Fuck tha police".
The anti-riots are wearing their helmets and there are many
vans in a side of the demo.
14.55 - Copenhaguen: According to several
reports to La Haine, there are 3 simultaneous demonstrations
going on in Copenhaguen at the moment. There is the Anarchist
Block, made of 2000-4000 people. There is also the Disobedient
Block, made of 500 people, split from the anarchist block. At
last, there is the social-democratic demonstration.
14.30 - Copenhaguen: The demonstration goes
along Gaesverk St. A spokesman from Global Roots warns about
the peril of being hooded and encourages people to join the
14.25 - Copenhaguen: Social-democratic organisations,
parlamentary parties and ONG's keep on marching towards Enghave
plads, from where they will demonstrate all the way to Rodhuspladsen
with the motto "against violence". Soon rumours have
been spread within the sotial-democratic demo, criticising the
independent attitude from the anarchists and communists demonstrating
against police state. An activist from Leftist Youth has reported
to LH that "it seems that the anarchists want to force
us into their demo, besides they are going to throw bottles
at us. Thus we are going to demonstrate against violence".
Minute by minute
International Demonstration at 11.00: "Our world is not
for sale - People before profit". (Christiansborg)
14.10 - Copenhaguen: The Black Block, Disobedient
Block, the trotskist party Enhedslistan, The Marxist-Leninist
Communist Party of Turkey and Kurdistan, the Youth Dansk Communists
and World People Resistence Movement among many others stay
in the place, in which there are now about 3.000 people.
13.40 - Copenhaguen: An activist from the
Black Block has reported to La Haine that "the demonstration
against the Police State arranged to begin at 13.30 is to be
delayed until this one is over".
13.35 - Copenhaguen: No less than 2000 people
make up a massive black block at the time. Sturdy sticks hold
their flags, many of them with mottos against the police: "No
respect to the police. Stop the Police state". They are
led by 500 people, still dancing and chanting within cheered
13.20 - Copenhaguen: The march is resumed,
strolling along Norrevondgade. The police is allowing traffic
to move along in certain streets, so the march is being eventually
stopped. Anti- riots have put their helmets on.
13.05 - Copenhaguen: The demonstration is
being stopped, now for 15 mins, in Gothersgate ST. with Norrevondgade.
Some wonder why, but most is still dancing and chanting against
12.50 - Copenhaguen: 30 covered women in black
outfits hold on iron bars the placard: "Pissed off lesbian
anti-imperialists". Other placards: "Fuck Denmark",
"Lesbians, bisexuals, heterosexuals, and transexual women:
Let's destroy patriarchy". This block strolls outbound
the limits of the main march, sidewards. Ahead, hip-hop crews
rock the demonstration.
12.35 - Copenhaguen: The demonstration outreaches
a mile long now. About 20.000 are estimated to be part of it.
The lading placard requests "Rights for everyone. Stop
racism and discrimination".
12.25 - Copenhaguen: More than 10.000 people
are now leaving Christianborg towards Enghave Plads. Many red
and anarchist flags, as well as items against the EU are scattered
along the march. The music band walking along with the Leftist
Youth block is playing old soviet songs.
11.55 - Copenhaguen: The march has not left
Christianborg yet, because people are still arriving and different
blocks are now being put up. About 500 people make the "disobedience
block", led by a placard proposing: "disobedience
against neoliberalism, for people´s dignity". Next
to it, the "black block" is being made up, with about
500 people in it. They carry red-black flags and a large placard
claiming: "Their force is our ignorance. Against police
state and EU". Several demonstrators hold long ladders
at the sides of the block, in order to "protect ourselves".
11.30 - Copenhaguen: About 5000 and 10000
people have already rallied. An activist from the Group in Solidarity
with the Kurdistan People reported to La Haine that "EU
is supporting Turk's government genocide policy against the
people of Kurdistan. We are here to show our most strong repudiation
against Europe of torture and massacre disguised in democracy".
11.20 - Copenhaguen: The "disobedient
block" is now starting to gather, leaded by Global Roots,
flanked by trucks that will carry live theater and music during
the course. Hundreds of people are still arriving in the Square.
11.05 - Copenhaguen: Thousands of people are
gathering in Christianborg Square. Global Roots, anarchists,
trade unions, and lots of social and political organisations
take part in this demonstration. Most of the mottos carried
along on placards and flags denounce EU. On the way to the Square,
antiriots have been seen, though never on the very meeting point,
which is now colorful and cheerful.
Copenhaguen - Contra-repression News (Dansk Black Anarchist
14/12/02.- We have now knowledge of five Danish
persons who has been released and one German activist has been
deported by plane to Germany. More people have now been arrested
for minor offences, these include "not complying to police
orders" and "violent attitude", whatever that
means. The police harassment continues throughout the city.
Two young girls who was arrested this night and released from
custody this morning were mistreated by the police: They where
locked in cold detention cells and denied sleep all night by
cops who came into their cells and shook them violently every
time they dosed off.
13/12/02.- This night the streets of Copenhagen had
a striking similarity to a military zone. Thousands of cops
made roadblocks and checkpoints everywhere in Copenhagen, especially
concentrated on the bridges between the inner city and Christianshavn
and Amager, where the summit is being held. All activists were
checked up, arrested for no reason, body searched and then released
again. Police pulled people out of their cars. They also systematically
went in to the all the city-busses crossing the bridges and
dragged people out into the street. Some activists where stopped
and searched repeatedly every 20 meters by police who were obviously
indifferent to the fact that their colleagues had just done
At least 28 persons were arrested for minor misdemeanours or
for no reason at all. A large group of Italian activists were
stopped in the street and when they asked what they were charged
with, the police arrested their spokesperson and 5 other people,
"for not following police orders". Several people
have been arrested for "attempted vandalism", because
they were in possession of paint or glue, and we know of at
least one person who's been arrested for being in possession
of a sticker (!).
The police claim that is has been a quiet night, the mainstream
media states that the activist are shocked because the police
are so "well prepared". But what has happened through
the night is nothing less than a long series of illegal bodysearches,
random arrests and severe police harassment.
::: December 13 :::
by minute - Demonstration Against Racism (17.00)
Photo gallery - March
towards the summit
x La Haine
gallery: "March towards the summit"
x IMC Denmark
by minute - March towards the summit
Repressive actions against Scandinavian activists
second informative meeting of Global Roots (8.00): Luca Casarini,
leader of the white overalls, arrested
8.30 - Christiania, Copenhaguen: The second
infomeeting started at 8 in the morning. The march against the
summit willl begin after that.
::: December 12 :::
22.00 - Christiania, Copenhaguen: About 200
persons take part in the infomeeting about the actionday supporting
by Global Roots.
20.30 - Copenhaguen: One hundred persons gathered
in front of Norreport station. Police presence was very high.
19.00 - Copenhaguen: Around 2000 people participate
in the Palestine demonstration.
First arrest in Copenhagen!
The ABC-Kopenhagen reports the first. This morning a
german activist was arrested by the danish police in Copenhagen.
The reason was that he had a knife, witch is larger than 7cm,
so he is arrested cause the weapons law! Most probably, he will
be deported to germany! To prevent things like this, we recommend
that you take a look at http://www.anarchistblackcross.dk/bustcards/index.php
where you can read the 'bustcards' online (legal information).
Update from Copenhagen: On the European summit
12th-14th december 2002
The danish police, have started to harrash people who look
like foreign demonstrators. They are demanding to know where
the demonstrators are gonna sleep, and who will pay for their
food, if they have to little money. If you are being harrashed
or arrested for being foreigner inside denmark, then you can
contact Anarchist Black Cross, at: 23392169, +21626523, +21626524
If you are being refused entry from germany, you should go
to the Infopoint in Flensburg. The address is Hafermacht, Heinrichstrasse
8, Flensburg, Germany.
If you are being refused entry from sweden, then go to the "InfoKaféKph02"
at Café Nutiden/Malmö LS(SAC), Davidhallsgatan 4,
If you need a place to sleep during the summit, then write us
and tell us how many, and when you are gonna come. Go to our
for more info.
The Anarchist Federation-Denmark
Your rights in Denmark
The Anarchist Federation, Denmark: An invitation
to the EU summit in Copenhagen 12-14 December
Art of Keeping Your Mouth Shut
October, 21: Succesfull meeting of anticapitalist organisations
from the nordic area.
x Global Roots
During the weeken 19-20 of October around 80 activist
from more than 20 anticapitalist organizations form the Nordic
countries gathered in Copenhagen. Guests from anticapitalist
movement in Germany, Spain and and Italy was also present. There
was two main goals of the meeting. One was to create a permanent
forum for cooperation, coordination and common action among
nonparlamentary anticapitalist left of the nothern area of Europe.
The other purpose was to discuss the activities during the EU-Summit
The meeting agrred upon two statements related to the EU-summit
and decided to form a common block during the big demonstration
the 14. of december.
It was also decided to form a permanent network of organizations
adherent to the hallamarks of the Peoples Global Action.
we are against the European Union
are the violent ones?
end of arrogance: Decentralization and anarchist organizing
Swarm of Butterflies: A Fierce Defense of Chaos in Direct Action
No borders! No human is illegal!
Global Roots occupies
detention camp for refugees
against EU Economy Secretaries, ECOFIN (september, 7 - 14.00,
Enghave Square) - constant updates
EU Economy Secretaries, ECOFIN (september, 7 - 14.00, Enghave
Square) - Interviews:
"The 'peace guards' it's something
right from a non-confrontation view"
with a Global Roots activist
to Interview with a Global Roots activist- mp3 [1,37sec]
"Today's demonstration is pacific,
and it doesn't matter how much money the government has given
with an activist from Norway Youth Communists
EU - Denmark 2002
Bertil Videt, danish journalist: "the Copenhagen police
try to make a non-existing link between the far left and criminal
Tactics and self-defense for the modern protester
Gallery - Demonstration against the visit of Colin Powell in
During the anti-Colin Powell demonstration...
::: Say hey, say ho, say NATO
it´s got to go!
Krossa USA Imperialismen
Preparing the demonstrations in Denmark
against the visit of Colin Powell in Helsingborg, Sweden: Constant
Globbale Rodder: a danish anticapitalist
How nonviolent struggle
Asked Questions about Globbale Rodder
The Initiative for Another Europe
Report prepared by social activists
from Madrid (Spain), Basque Country and Argentina
the spread of the riots: Manifesto in favour of violent direct