Danish police in new Christiania clampdown as hash market pulled down

The Local (Denmark)
Monday, May 28, 2018

Police in Copenhagen tore down cannabis stands in the Pusher Street market area in Christiania for the third consecutive day. But sellers in the alternative enclave do not yet appear to have accepted the outcome of the police operations. Stalls are regularly raided in police clampdowns on Christiania, an area within Copenhagen originally established by hippie squatters in 1971. Last week, the market area was fenced off for three days, reportedly due to internal discussions between residents. Concerns over increased violence and a “bad atmosphere” were related to the temporary closure. (See also: After five days of raids, Christiania hash traders stop rebuilding market | Police officers return to Christiania after violent scenes)