Police shut Danish drug market after triple shooting

Pusher Street in Copenhagen's autonomous Christiania area saw open cannabis sales for 45 years

Police shut Danish drug market after triple shooting

World Bulletin / News Desk

Pusher Street, home to a Danish open-air cannabis market, was cleared by police Friday after nearby residents made it clear they wanted it shut down.

Friday’s move comes after two police and a civilian were shot Wednesday as officers performed one of their regular drugs sweeps.

One officer was shot in the head during the drug bust and is in a critical condition. The other two individuals suffered minor injuries.

Pusher Street's cannabis market was initially controlled by the mainly self-governing Christiania district’s own residents but was later taken over by criminals.

Danish politicians have repeatedly sought to end dealing on Pusher Street.

Christiania residents established the community in 1971 and a liberal attitude toward soft drugs was present from the beginning.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Eylül 2016, 15:03