Thu Aug 13th, 2009 at 04:52:21 PM EST
Im Herzen Europas
These pictures are from Copenhagen, taken today at 3 to 6 in the morning, when the Danish police stormed Brorson Kirken. The church housed a number of Iraqi families whose asylum requests had been denied, on the basis of the legal fiction that there is peace in Iraq.
Permit me to be absolutely clear as to one central fact: What you see in these pictures is what you get. The people who are being beaten with clubs are not inbetween the police and another group of people with rocks or molotov cocktails. There is no black bloc bashing in windows somewhere off-camera. These pictures show the full story, according to numerous eye-witnesses - including a personal friend of mine who has no particular sympathy for rioters.
What a fucking banana republic.