12 December, 2009
AFP, 12.12.2009, 21h31
The Danish police have held hundreds of people in Copenhagen, on the margins of the great demonstration organised on the occasion of the summit on climate change.
Incidents broke out less than half an hour after the start of the demo, after it had gone a few hundred metres. A group of about 300 people, masked and entirely dressed in black, began to break windows. The casseurs, armed with bricks and hammers, also threw gas cannisters.
Some police vehicles were briefly surrounded by the group. Eventually about fifty anti-riot police encircled them, pushing some to the ground. The others dispersed in small groups of 5 or 6 to go back into the demonstration, from where they quickly re-emerged to smash a window.
600 and 700 arrests were made.
From 600 to 700 people have been held by police during various interventions, after first announcing 400 arrests. Most are members of 'Black Blocs'... A policeman was wounded in the jaw by a paving stone, near the gigantic squat Christiana, at around 500 metres from the place of the incidents, and four private cars were burnt.
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