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Danish Police Temporarily Ban The Bandidos Motorcycle Club

Police in Denmark on Wednesday issued a temporary ban on the Danish arm of the Bandidos motorcycle club, citing the group’s violent behavior.

The temporary ban was based on the assessment that the group’s activities and the behavior of its members “pose both a serious threat to citizens’ lives and safety, but also to public order as such,” said Lasse Boje, head of Denmark’s National Special Crime Unit that handles the most complex economic crime, organized crime and cybercrime.

The measure took effect immediately, meaning members of the group cannot use their clubhouses, hold meetings or wear their insignias.

“Their violence must stop now,” Boje said, adding said that in the past decade, the Danish branch of Bandidos has been involved in at least 10 violent conflicts with other criminal groups.

He said that while they will not cease to exist and be criminals, “this will, among other things, weaken their ability to recruit.”

Last month, Denmark’s government said it wants a court to formally dissolve Bandidos. Under the Danish Constitution, an organization that promotes or incites violence can be dissolved by court.

Read more here from ABC News. 

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