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Dozens arrested in Copenhagen in third night of unrest

(Copenhagen, Denmark-AP) March 4, 2007 - Dozens of people have been arrested in a third night of unrest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Protesters threw rocks at police and set trash bins and barricades on fire. More than two dozen people were arrested early Sunday. Still, the violence was relatively mild compared to the full-scale riots that erupted in the two previous nights.

The unrest stems from the eviction of squatters from a building that authorities say had become a hangout for anarchists, punk rockers and hippies.

Police say more than 600 people have been arrested since the protests began last Thursday, including 140 foreigners from Europe and the US.

The Copenhagen riots have drawn leftist sympathizers who view it as part of a wider struggle against capitalism.

Posted 4:36pm by Logan Smith

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