It takes a nation to protect the nation
On Sunday, 21 October 2007, took place not only a severe attack on freedom of speech, but also the attempt to an organization that stand up for freedom and democracy, for ever to silence. Only because of some small details, it did not end as in Holland, with the murder of one of the brave defenders of free speech, to venture to the front line.
For Sunday, 21 October SIOE Denmark had announced a demonstration in Copenhagen. On the SIOE site, pointed out. Just before the demo Anders Gravers drove (SIOE and SIAD) and two other members in a minibus with three front seats. They followed the security vehicle in which three other SIAD members were riding, including a 74-year-old elderly lady. The representatives of SIOE Germany were unexpectedly earlier arrived at the meeting point and waited in a shielded office on the arrival of the SIAD leadership.
Anders Gravers was driving and followed the backup car in a parking garage to bring the cars in front of the demo in a safe place. Because of the low ceiling height of the driveway, he drove very slowly - the underground car park is bounded by relatively steep and concrete pillars. Because of the delay, the driver climbed out of the security vehicle to open the gate again, because they had closed automatically after 30 seconds. He directed the van to the pillars and along bearing right in front of a large concrete pillar.
Two to five seconds later there was a loud bang and the windscreen was smashed. At least two - dressed as autonomous - people were standing in front of the car and two on each side. They took the side window and shouted: "Get him out, bring him out!". Then they began to Anders and the SIAD member on the passenger side with iron rods or pipes to take.The female SIAD member on the middle seat was a full bottle of mineral water taken at the back (photo right).
Anders finally succeeded, one of the autonomous hard to step into the face, as these leaned forward to open the lock of the door. Anders was able to get by car fire extinguisher and hit another attacker so hard on the shoulder. It was only later turned out that they had tried to stab him, since cuts were found in his shirt, jacket and vest - Anders was wearing a protective vest that saved his life.