Don't even Think about protesting in CopenhagenSubmitted by sharpsteve on Sat, 11/28/2009 - 15:10
Denmark approves new police powers ahead of Copenhagen
Controversial legislation gives police sweeping powers of 'pre-emptive' arrest and extends custodial sentences for acts of civil disobedience
Under the new powers, Danish police will be able to detain people for up to 12 hours whom they suspect might break the law in the near future. Protesters could also be jailed for 40 days under the hurriedly drafted legislation dubbed by activists as the "turmoil and riot" law. The law was first announced on 18 October.