Calm has returned to the streets of the Danish capital following three days of rioting sparked by the eviction of squatters from a contested youth centre. In total around 650 people - including dozens of foreigners from Europe and the United States - were arrested during the street protests, the worst in Copenhagen for 14 years. Property was also damaged and cars and rubbish bins were set alight, while The Little Mermaid at the entrance to Copenhagen harbour was daubed in pink paint, renewing calls for the signature sculpture to be removed to a safe place.

The violence erupted on 1 March when an anti-terror group tried to evict occupants from an abandoned building in the Noerrebro district serving as a