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Pusherstreet in Christiania closed by locals

Post by CopenhagenCouple » Tue 22nd May 2018 03:11 pm

Pusher Street in Christiania, Copenhagen closed by locals

Today, Tuesday May 22nd, visitors to Christiania's Pusherstreet found the stands and area where dealers usually sell cannabis products in the open closed by a fence put up by locals from Christiania. Some reports say that locals sitting at the fence told visitors that "the Street is closed the next couple of days" and pictures show a sign that (in Danish) reads "Pusherstreet is closed the next couple of days - we'll reopen with a more cozy street" (here the Danish word "hygge", equivalent to the Dutch gezellig, is roughly translated as cozy).

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Re: Pusherstreet in Christiania closed by locals

Post by Smirks » Tue 22nd May 2018 03:34 pm

Is it going to rebrand as “The Plug?” :mrgreen:

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Re: Pusherstreet in Christiania closed by locals

Post by DeLekkersteNUGS16 » Tue 22nd May 2018 03:39 pm

Smirks wrote:
Tue 22nd May 2018 03:34 pm
Is it going to rebrand as “The Plug?” :mrgreen:
Well there allegedly is a "Plug-LDN" (London) which for all intents and purposes has the same degree of legitimacy as one in would in Christiania - so hell, why not?!

At least maybe they'll get some better green... :lol:

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Re: Pusherstreet in Christiania closed by locals

Post by macky » Tue 22nd May 2018 07:05 pm

CopenhagenCouple wrote:
Tue 22nd May 2018 03:11 pm
Pusher Street in Christiania, Copenhagen closed by locals

Today, Tuesday May 22nd, visitors to Christiania's Pusherstreet found the stands and area where dealers usually sell cannabis products in the open closed by a fence put up by locals from Christiania. Some reports say that locals sitting at the fence told visitors that "the Street is closed the next couple of days" and pictures show a sign that (in Danish) reads "Pusherstreet is closed the next couple of days - we'll reopen with a more cozy street" (here the Danish word "hygge", equivalent to the Dutch gezellig, is roughly translated as cozy).

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Follow the money, one gang fighting with another ….locals taking back there street ,seems highly unlikely .
From what little I seen money,s flowing to a lot of pockets there,imagine some serious dudes behind the scenes run everything.

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Re: Pusherstreet in Christiania closed by locals

Post by DeLekkersteNUGS16 » Tue 22nd May 2018 08:01 pm

Gezelligheid > Hyggehed

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Re: Pusherstreet in Christiania closed by locals

Post by notsofasteddie » Wed 30th May 2018 09:45 pm

After Police Crackdowns, Copenhagen’s Weed Dealers May Be in Peril

The long-time cannabis vendors in Christiania are facing challenges due to continued police raids on their businesses.


By A.J. Herrington
May 30, 2018


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Copenhagen’s weed dealers may be in peril after five straight days of police crackdowns. Every day since Friday of last week, law enforcement officers have raided the infamous Pusher Street in Denmark’s capital. The well-known but illegal cannabis market is located in an alternative community known as Christiania. Squatters founded the hippie enclave on a retired military base in 1971.

Although the recreational use of cannabis is illegal in Denmark, vendors on Pusher Street regularly sell cannabis and related items from stalls in an open-air market. In the past, law enforcement has allowed Pusher Street to exist without too much interference. Police busted the area frequently, but ineffectively. With scouts nearby to tip off the dealers to police activity, raids were usually followed by a quick rebuilding of the marketplace. But that changed on May 31, when the current rash of raids began. Since then, police have arrested pot dealers and dismantled their makeshift shops on a daily basis.

Police Raids Having Their Effect


Deputy Chief Superintendent Lars Ole-Karlsen commands a special police unit that is conducting the raids. He told local media that his team’s efforts are beginning to show results. As police continue their raids and close down the pot stalls, fewer and fewer vendors are choosing to rebuild. He also noted that the shops that return are becoming less elaborate.

“We can state that, where on Friday there were 33 fully functioning stalls built with timber and plywood, the stands are now much more primitive. They are made of milk crates, and there are hardly any of them,” he said.

But at least some of Pusher Street’s weed and hash dealers are changing their tactics. After some vendors began selling their wares from bicycles, Ole-Karlsen warned that they were also in jeopardy.

“Our hope is that they are getting the message. Things like [bicycles] used for shady business will be confiscated,” he said.

Lawmaker Calls for Legalization

But some Danes don’t agree with stepped-up enforcement and believe that a change in drug policy is in order. MP Henrik Sass Larsen, of the Social Democrat party, has called for the legalization of cannabis and other drugs. He said in an interview that the war on drugs has been a “complete fiasco.”

“Everything we’ve done in the last 50 years has been in vain,” Larsen said. “There are not fewer people using or abusing drugs. Every school child knows where they can get hash. It has served no other purpose than to send a whole lot of people to prison, and the volume of resources society has spent on it has exploded.”

Larsen added that his views are his own, and not the policy of the Social Democrats.

Police Vow to Stay the Course

For now, though, Ole-Karsen says police will continue the crackdown on Copenhagen’s weed dealers.

“We are continuing the strategy we have had of late, only now with more resources and thereby an intensified effort,” he said.

He also warned that police will take down any new cannabis stalls on Pusher Street.

“If the stands are rebuilt, we’ll remove them,” he said.


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Re: Pusherstreet in Christiania closed by locals

Post by DeLekkersteNUGS16 » Thu 31st May 2018 10:34 am

Hey Scandinavians pull your heads out of your drug-policy's ass please&thanks! That is all!

Edit: these police are the DUMBEST OF CUNTS if they think they'll win this war!

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Re: Pusherstreet in Christiania closed by locals

Post by CopenhagenCouple » Fri 1st Jun 2018 05:01 pm

DeLekkersteNUGS16 wrote:
Thu 31st May 2018 10:34 am
Hey Scandinavians pull your heads out of your drug-policy's ass please&thanks! That is all!

Edit: these police are the DUMBEST OF CUNTS if they think they'll win this war!
Ramen brother, it's a joke here... ...and yes, "Lorte Lars" (Shitty Lars in Danish) and all those before him have been speaking absolute fucking nonsense, the biggest joke of all!

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