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Police protesters hounded "by mistake"

March 22 2007

Danish police used deadly gas in dispersing demonstrators protesting against the closure of a youth center in Nørrebro in the beginning of this month.

According to the spokesperson of the Copenhagen Police Flemming Steen Munch, a dangerous gas was used by mistake.

Police used tear gas dangerous type, which when ingested can be fatal. According to police, the use of gas were no casualties, the BBC.

Recall, the conflict around the building, where the informal youth center, appeared in 2000, when the city administration has exhibited a building for sale. Against a decision made by the local authorities to leftist organizations, whose representatives took over the building in 1982 and created in him a youth cultural center.

Riots erupted in the capital of Denmark on March 1. During numerous protests against the authorities decision to close the cultural center, the demonstrators erected barricades in the streets, pelted police with stones and fire bombs, set fire to dozens of machines. Total for participation in the riots for three days had been detained more than 600 persons.

To remove the cause of conflict, the authorities decided to demolish the building, built 110 years ago, which was performed on March 7.

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