Christiania wants Pusher Street closed for good after gang shooting

The area’s residents have grown tired of increasingly strong links to organised crime
The Local (Denmark)
Monday, August 28, 2023

denmark pusher street closedAfter a fatal shooting in Christiania this weekend that left one dead and four injured, residents want hash sales on Pusher Street stopped. “This is a big step and it has not been an easy decision. But there was a very large majority at the committee meeting who are support of it closing,” spokesperson Hulda Mader said. A 30-year-old man was killed in a shooting incident at Pusher Street on Saturday. Police have confirmed the shooting to a conflict between organised crime groups, while Danish media have reported that the Hells Angels biker gang and Loyal to Familia crime group are in conflict after the shooting. Increasing violence has encroached on the area in recent years. A 23-year-old man was killed in a shooting in 2022, and four fatal shootings have now occurred since 2020.