A car has been seen patrolling the area with a person taking photos of Sompasaari visitors.
By Pre Kaarina
I went to Sompasaari to watch “69”. The renovations were still in process, so I unfairly judge unfinished job. Even though there was a declaration of not having sex-designated jobs, women did things like mopping the premises and making food, while men took care of everything technical that was related in showing the movie. Due to technical difficulties the movie was postponed a full hour. The food and the mopping were done in due time, though. I could not have escaped noticing a big graffiti of erect penis, which I thought looked offensive.
The movie was cast and within it a homosexual man said he had no place other than that in the area known as Denmark. He could not conform to the unity. Many activists were traumatized when they came to realization of the fact that the rule occupying area known as Denmark had no will in integrating their own underlings by means other than brute police force.
After the movie was cast, a brief discussion ensued.
I was able to inquire about the public opinion. The public opinion was divided, about half being supportive of the squatters. A question was made about riots in Scania and the inclusion of immigrants. It seems that the immigrants did not want to conform to the ban of sexism and homophobia, even attacking parties where there were homosexuals, but they were eager to participate in demonstrations.
Danish police had tried to confiscate the tapes in many occasions making the filming difficult. That was a direct violation of the freedom of the press. In one point they gave the tapes back as they should have, but then tried to get a permission in court for home search, which was denied.
Much of the discussion centered around technicalities and especially Riikka Kaihovaara was asking a lot of questions.
In the announcement board there was a note that a car has been patrolling the area, seemingly spying squatters.
No alcoholic beverages were sold or used in the premises. Sosiaalikeskus is not accessible for people that are on wheelchair. I spotted open heterosexual behavior, but also some gender nonconformity. People were young, only few people estimated over thirty-five, none were non-Caucasian.