erupted over the weekend as a series of demonstrations against the tearing down
of the Youth House turned violent. Similar to events in France in 2005,
however, what the riots reflect is the accumulated
anger of thousands of people, caused by a capitalist system completely
incapable of providing a future for workers and youth.
In the morning hours of March 1, the police in Copenhagen finally raided the “Youth House”, a house that has been occupied for years by a movement of rebellious youth. Thousands of young people have come on to the streets to protest against this. It is necessary to understand what methods the movement must use in order to win.
A massive protest movement against cuts to
municipal budgets shook Denmark
in September and October. Although the movement has entered a lull this does
not mean the end of the struggle. The ground is being prepared for another
major explosion of the class struggle in Denmark
Mass meetings and mass demonstrations have erupted in Denmark against proposed cutbacks to municipal budgets. The movement continues to grow and radicalise as the governments try to manoeuvre and mislead the movement.
The Marxist tendency
in the Danish labour movement, that publishes the journal Socialistisk Standpunkt, recently came under
attack. An attempt was mounted to expel its supporters from the
Socialist Youth Front (SUF), an attempt which
failed. It reveals the growing influence of the Marxists in Denmark.