Frøstrup Camp, also called Thy Camp, opened in July 1970 on a flat meadow near Frøstrup in Thy. During the summer, the temporary campsite attracted about 30,000 people who flocked to the political speeches and free open-air rock concerts. It also attracted plenty of…
The Thy revolution
On 31 August 1970, 15 activists from the Thy Camp squatted in Hjardemål Church in protest against police drugs raids. With provisions (including wine and schnapps) for some weeks, they barricaded themselves in the church attic. The next day almost 100 angry farmers and fisherman turned up to give the activists a corporal telling-off. The vicar appealed for peace and from his perch on a ladder and tried to mediate through a window. In response, a window pane was broken from inside, the poor vicar was showered with splinters of glass, as the war cry rang in his ears: The revolution has begun!". The revolution was resolutely stamped out later the same night when about 30 police officers in riot gear arrived and escorted the activists out in a cloud of tear gas. "
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