Islands Brygge is one of Copenhagen’s nice neighbourhoods. Expensive and in walking distance from the main square. It is right by the side of the channels, where people and families like to picnic and go swimming.
Translated from TV2:
“The police received a notification when a fight between several groups who were at the site was about to break out. As the police arrive, there rivaling groups form a common front against the officers and starts throwing bottles…”
Translated from EB:
A shocked resident witnessed the police battling about 200 young people at Islands Brygge.
‘- I was bicycling across Langebro, and already there I was overtaken by five police cars. And the police cars just kept coming,’ said a local resident, who was on her way home when police Friday night had to arrive in great numbers to take control of up to 200 young people.
She does not want to have her name in the newspaper because she is uncomfortable with the groups, which according to her is making the area very insecure.
‘- The police began closing off area of both ends of the are. As I get closer, I’m about to be run down by five or six policemen chasing some immigrants,’ said the eyewitness.
She sees how people flee from their seats in the evening sun because of the riots. …
As the riots spread, families with children flee the area fast.
‘- There were people running, some very fast, some are drunk and do not understand what is going on. People on bikes with children. They faced death,’ she said. …
‘- I have lived here for many years and I have never experienced anything like this summer. It has strongly escalated. We have a local Facebook group here, and parents write that they do not dare to send their children out, although they are 15 years old and have lived here their whole lives.'”