COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Drug dealers in Copenhagen’s Christiania
hippie colony took novel action on Wednesday by going on strike to protest
against proposals to bulldoze the alternative "free city."
Some politicians, mainly from the ruling center-right Liberals party, have
called for the 30-year-old colony to be demolished to make way for a big urban
"All trade has been stopped since this morning and we do not know how
long this strike will take, maybe days, maybe months," Pernilla Hansen
at the Christiania information office told Reuters.
"We want to show the government that an open market for soft drugs is
better then forcing people on to streets where much harder stuff is sold illegally," she