Jagtvej - Street Name Hack in Copenhagen
Posted by Sebastian on Mar 08, 2007
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Activists in Copenhagen has renamed a number of streets by covering the real street names with a new one - "Jagtvej".

Jagtvej is a reference to the the recently demolished Youth House (Ungdomshuset) located at the address Jagtvej 69.

The Youth House has been the temple for the underground scene in Copenhagen for decades but the City of Copenhagen, who owned the building, decided to sell it to what turned out to be a Christian sect that seem to be on a crusade against any form of cultural diversity.

The community around the Youth House refused to leave, so last week, the police (the anti-terror quad to be more precise) stormed the building and only a few days later the bulldozers moved in and demolished it. The eviction led to riots throughout Copenhagen.

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