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The Foreigner Oslo police force youths out. Young adults’ hopes of allegedly promoting culture and music were dashed yesterday amongst violent protests. On 27th May, the group called ‘Youngelen’ announced on their Facebook page they intended “to create an open, culturalmeeting place with music, exhibitions and workshops in the city centre." According to Dagbladet, they acquired the building located at Torggata 13 near Youngstorget, said to be empty, neglected and unsustainable for over a decade.

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Oslo police force youths out

Published on Tuesday, 21st June, 2011 at 14:00 under the news category, by John Price   .

Young adults’ hopes of allegedly promoting culture and music were dashed yesterday amongst violent protests.



On 27th May, the group called ‘Youngelen’ announced on their Facebook page they intended “to create an open, culturalmeeting place with music, exhibitions and workshops in the city centre."

According to Dagbladet, they acquired the building located at Torggata 13 near Youngstorget, said to be empty, neglected and unsustainable for over a decade.

Meanwhile, owners of the property Entra Eiendom argued the occupiers had to leave because the place is too neglected, sending a petition to the council for it to be enforced. The squatters were evicted.

The group demonstrated against fully armed police officers yesterday evening, attacking them with smoke grenades, stones, and setting rubbish bins on fire, several reports indicate.

“We wanted to show that it is not okay to throw us out. It was wewho started throwing things at police,” said demonstrator 19-year old Martin.

“It is not a rebel thing,but a dream wehave to start a sanctuary,” he continued.

Police Operations manager Kjell Hjulstad branded the protests as “chaotic and hectic”, saying all available personnel were deployed.

The situation calmed one-and-a-half hours later. No police officers were injured, or arrests made.



Published on Tuesday, 21st June, 2011 at 14:00 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: oslodemonstrations, policeevictionsyoungelen.





  
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