For around 25 years young autonomous people had a house in Copenhagen where they met and engaged in different cultural activities. The house was owned by the municipality until they sold it in 2000. The new owners turned out to be a christian community who wanted to change the house in to a church. But the users of the house refused to leave it. First of March 2007 the police moved in and started clearing the house. The reaction from the frustrated activists was violent and riots spread out through the area. Blockades were made in the streets, cars were burned and when the police moved in they were met with paving stones and molotov-cocktails. Several hundred were arrested.
The youth house was armed with paving stones and bottles to defend it against the police. They were never used, since the police entered the building early in the morning from a helicopter in the air. Copenhagen March 2007