Christiania task force netting arrests but locals call it harassment

One in three citizens stopped by police outside of the freetown are charged with possession or sale of cannabis
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Monday, February 11, 2013

christiania-policeCopenhagen Police said that the number of people being charged with possession of cannabis is up 23 percent since the creation of Task Force Pusher Street last September. The police strategy, however, flies in the face of recommendations by Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen (Socialdemokraterne), who has openly advocated for legalising cannabis. Police suspect that a recent gang war is related to the cannabis trade.