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From Den Anarkistiske Federation - Danmark <info@resist2002.dk>
Date Mon, 23 Dec 2002 06:06:43 -0500 (EST)

The EU-summit is over, the Danish government is in
ecstasy over their self-proclaimed success, the police
are being congratulated for a job well done by
politicians, tabloid press and even some of the NGO's,
not surprisingly including the NGO forum "Stop the
But let us ignore those bigots for one moment85 The 
Anarchist Federation would like to send a heartfelt
thanks to all of our comrades who travelled from far
and wide to participate in the demonstrations against the
EU. Especially those who participated in the
demonstration against the police state Europe, the
unity and strength you showed towards the police
aggression is more than admirerable. If nothing else,
the demonstration provocated a reaction from the
authorities that could only be interpreted one way; this is a
police state!
As all who travelled to Copenhagen will know, the city was
a very difficult place to move around, people were
stopped and searched constantly and repeatedly.
Hundreds and hundreds have had their civil rights
violated by police. 94 have been arrested; all for
ridicules minor misdemeanours, except 4 who are
charged with violence and have been sentenced to remain
in custody. ABC Copenhagen is currently working
with the arrests and the imprisoned comrades.
Until now the press have been busy glorifying the police 
leaders and talking about why there weren't
burning cars and mutilated law enforcers. They're
have had very little information about the EU-counter
summit. We hope that will shut the mouths of those
who claim that it is the fault of militant activists that
the press doesn't write about peaceful demonstrations.
The press simply doesn't want to cover them. 
One story which the press is running though, and this
is interesting, is a massive critique against the
civil-cops who tried to infiltrate the anarchist, and
several other demonstrations, officially without being
ordered to do so (which is of course a lie). There will now
be an official investigation against the civil cops, who
also violated the mask-prohibition. We can't help
finding it slightly amusing that some of the bastards who 
attacked our demonstration could actually loose their
jobs because of this. But it should be the police top
that should get kicked, because they gave the orders, 
of course they did.
The NGO forum "Stop the Violence" is also glorifying the
police. Monday the 16th of December the
organisation actually presented the police chief
inspector Kai Vitrup, with a big cake, "for good
teamwork". The Anarchist Federation finds this not
only outragesly grotesque, but also a direct act of
disrespect towards all who participated in actions and 
demonstrations which were attacked by the police, and
especially those people who've been harassed,
arrested, and imprisoned during the summit. 
During the summit, the police broke all the promises they
had given to those NGO's naive enough to start
negotiations with them in the first place. They did not
keep their distance from the demonstrations, they 
did make preventive arrests, they used civil cops as
police provocateurs (the best proof of this is that the
police managed to arrest one of their own civil cops
during the anti-police state demo, because he was too
provocating) and they have harassed people
constantly on the streets of Copenhagen. This is not in 
the least bit surprising to us. But we hope that some of
these organizations now have learned that it is never
possible to make deals with, or trust the police.
Those who haven't can fuck off.
Right now 4 of ours are imprisoned on false charges. 2 
Swedes, a Frenchman and an English woman. These 4,
which have been charged with "assaulting a police
officer", was arrested in order to justify the police
attacks on the demonstration "Against police state
Europe". If you want to write supportive letters to
them, then you can do so through
AnarchistBlackCross-Copenhagen at 
We demand the immediate release of all the political 
prisoners in the European Police state.
Whatever they do, we will never surrender, so now we are
going for Thessaloniki (Greece) in June 20. - 21. 2003,
and we hope that many of the people who
demonstrated with us in Copenhagen will come 
Love and Anarchy
The Anarchist Federation 96 Denmark
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