Forgive the huge dose of inaccurate and simplified journalism by the BBC, but this Social Libertarian community in Copenhagen, Freetown Christiania is under siege by the Danish government, and protests have kicked off in response. This is a community where people have chosen to control over as man aspects their own lives as possible—it’s a genuine democratic process.
Not like in, say, a capitalist-dominated country where you surrender your opinion to two or three parties that have very little variation, and act in the favour of big businesses under the illusion it’s more freeing. Where, over the years the people have been steadily removed from political activity. Or in other State Socialist governments that dictate your choices.
So when the government is trying to interfere with a place like Christiania, it is a loss of real democracy and real freedom.
To quote V For Vendetta: “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”