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 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 in a conflict between organised crime groups. Danish media have reported that the Hells Angels biker gang and Loyal to Familia crime group are in conflict. 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 occurred since 2020. (See also: Residents of Danish hippie enclave Christiania call for end of cannabis sales amid rising violence)