(eng) Danish Action In Solidarity With Mumia Abu-Jamal

Arm The Spirit (ats@locust.cic.net)
Wed, 5 Jun 1996 01:11:47 +0200

Action Against The American Embassy In Denmark

On Wednesday, May 15, 1996, the american embassy in
Copenhagen, Denmark, was occupied by militant activists from the
"Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Campaign" in Denmark.
We (the 5 activists) climbed upon the front roof of the
embassy with a banner with the text "Free Mumia Abu-Jamal". The
american flag was burned and leaflets thrown about. We also
yelled "Yankee go home", "Free Mumia Abu-Jamal" and "No Justice -
No Peace".
The danish guards (in bulletproof wests) and the U.S.
marines ordered us to come down, but when we refused they gave
the big alarm, and the police (about 60 of them) arrived armed
with machineguns, and surrounded the area around the embassy,
including the street. During the action, comrades from the
campaign spread leaflets in several places in Copenhagen. After
30 minutes on the roof we were arrested peacefully and brought to
the station, where we were held 7-8 hours and then released. None
of us have been charged. The ambassador has refused to do it
because it will make the embassy security-system look ridiculous.
The action was a success and in the evening and the next day
it was mentioned in most of the danish press as well as on CNN!
The day after the action there also was a concert with Rage
Against The Machine, and the action (and the campaign) was
mentioned in a speech to the 1600 people at the concert who
responded very positively!!
The public knowledge about the campaign has grown because of
the press coverage, and that is a clear victory.
We will continue the fight for the political prisoners!!

Our address is:

"Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Kampagnen"
c/o Kafa-X
Blagardsgade 12
2200 Copenhagen N

ATS Note: We received the above statement with two photographs
(.tif files) of the comrades on the roof with the Mumia banner.
Please contact us if you're interested in receiving them. They
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