Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Pressure on Christiania Builds
Back in January Vice Squad reported on the bonfire of hash-selling stalls on Pusher Street in Copenhagen's "Free City" of Christiania -- the hash sellers themselves torched the stalls, to remove one rationale for a police invasion. But hashish sales continued, and last week, the police showed up, en masse, making 53 arrests. Days earlier, the Danish government abrogated the long-standing deal of toleration for the Christiania "squatters," so the drug crackdown could be part of a broader plan to eliminate Christiania. Drug War Chronicle has details.
Oh, and I have returned to Chicago, and, I hope, to more regular blogging. Apologies to the loyal Vice Squad reader for the lapse.