– I’m amazed to see pictures from Sweden – You see horses being trampled and police chasing protesters. It brings thoughts back to Oslo in the 80s and 90s, and it is rapidly increasing, Johnny Brenna tells Docbladet.
Brenna is currently a writer and special adviser, but has a long political career behind her, where she was a scout and “ridiculed” during large demonstrations in Norway and abroad.
Denmark’s right-wing extremist Rasmas Baldan’s Koran flares, former police have seen a comprehensive violent riot in many Swedish cities in many Swedish cities.
Several officers were injured, except that several police cars were smashed and set on fire; Among other things, a driver was reportedly pulled out of a police car. Three civilians have been confirmed dead in today’s riot in Norgoping Gunshot wounds, After the police alert opened fire.
– We have not seen such scenes in Norway for many years. The reason is that in the early 2000s Norway and Denmark introduced the so-called MIK. [mobil innsats]Comment, says Brenna.
The MIK concept was introduced, among other things, according to the Netherlands model. Most of the purpose of the strategy is to prevent personal injury, in which the police lean heavily on the light armored vehicles on which they sit or hide behind.
Scandinavia was marked by violent demonstrations in the 1980s and ’90s: in Oslo, police continued to barrage left-wing extremist flashers, while in the streets of Copenhagen there were ideological relatives, BZs, who were rivals to the police. . In Sweden, annual right-wing extremism has deteriorated Salemmarsen Constantly beating in the street.
– In Oslo, the police officers, during some violent demonstrations, with the risk of injuries for both police officers and demonstrators, the risk of injuries, the gas sprayed and the stones were sprayed again – the former guard that it was very degraded.
Brenna insists he has no knowledge of the tactics of the Swedish police and that he has commented on what he can see in photos of recent clashes.
– Why should the Swedish police suspect old tricks?
– I do not know. But the pictures do not indicate that the MIK concept was highly implemented; The guards run with shields, the horses are trampled, and we see isolated police cars with blue lights and sirens as in the old days. It increases rapidly in that category, and makes officers more vulnerable, he says.
MIK is of the opinion that the police effort is built around armored “Dutch chariots” rather than shields and horses.
– This leads to much less collisions and injuries. You sit in the vehicle, or hide behind cars, and the police use them aggressively to maneuver around protesters, and arrest them with their own civilians and uniformed personnel, Brenna says.
During his political career, he sat in cars spotted during protests in Norway and abroad, including the Salem March. He worked closely with the task force, where he fed intelligence.
– I worked closely with the protest environment on the field and followed the MIK concept – which is considered less motivating for other parties. I often sat in “Dutch carriages”, he explains, and continues:
– As the cars get more advanced, the crew comes in the background. Items are thrown at vehicles, but it appears to be less provocative.
According to the Oslo Police Own Rating, the MIK concept has been successful. In Business Magazine Political Forum The then chief executive, Thor Langley, said in 2013 that the personal injuries they had before were “almost non-existent now.”
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