Anniversary of Denmark eviction riots brings unrest, arrests

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Posted: Mar 01, 2017 4:06 PM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Copenhagen say at least five people were arrested Wednesday after some 1,000 demonstrators marked the 10th anniversary of an eviction that sparked several days of massive riots in Denmark.

Police spokesman Peter Dahl said there were no reports of anyone being injured during the demonstration, although some participants fired slingshots and threw rocks, fireworks and bottles at helmeted riot police.

Windows were smashed at shops and three banks.

The riots took place after squatters were evicted on March 1, 2007 from an abandoned building in Copenhagen that had been a center for young leftists and punk rockers since 1982.

The building, known as Youth House, has since been torn down.