[Abbenay] Forskningsavdelningen raided by police
albin at eval.nu
Sun Nov 29 14:06:28 CST 2009
At Sun, 29 Nov 2009 19:52:05 +0100,
"Hellekin O. Wolf (/tmp/lab)" <hellekin at hackerspaces.org> wrote:
> *** I'd like to hear about the people from Malmö. The police news report
> mentions lots of alcohol, a couple of people found with drugs and one
> detained (who? why?).
I can’t believe they’re so dumb they sold alcohol, if this really is true. Talk
about asking for problems!
> With the recent eviction of Abbenay, I'm wondering if the authorities just
> find hackerspaces a bit too visible in Sweden.
Abbenay/CCB would probably have been evicted anyway, it was a squat, and squatting
is illegal in Sweden. It lasted longer than many other, and as far as I can
tell, Abbenay’s presence didn’t affect the outcome at all.
> There's also the upcoming talks in Copenhagen, but I prefer not linking this
> event to those, as it might sound a bit conspirationist, although I can
> understand it if police in Scandinavia have received instructions to tighten
> the whole area.
I’m with you on this. Wild speculations does more harm than good. It will be
interesting to see how things develop.
> But you just don't seize computers while searching for alcohol.
No, that’s ridiculous. Clearly, they had other motives for the raid than the
press wrote about.
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