Freetown Christiania has been a source of controversy since it was established in 1971, when a group of rebellious Danes took over a set of abandoned military barracks for their own. It is partially self-governing, although the Copenhagen police make periodic raids on its open cannabis trade. Nevertheless, Christiania enjoys strong public support and it is unlikely that the Danish police will intervene much further in the community's governance.
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