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DN Opinion. The police must change their attitude to the supporters

in recent weeks, the debate about the police's new licensing requirements around the so-called overhead-flags can hardly have escaped anyone. Before and after the league Stockholmsderbyt between Djurgården and AIK in Sunday trissade police up the pitch further by giving ”ordinary” supporters on their way to and from the match.

Some became utbussade to the county's outskirts to accidentally choose the wrong way to the arena. The other was beaten with the baton when it quietly wanted to leave a potentially troubled situation and was threatened with violence when you have already been nedtvingad on the ground.

This brusque treatment of the man before called category A-supporters is very worrying, as it could only achieve one thing – to damage confidence in the police.

the atmosphere before Sunday's match. The police went in marschliknande formations already on the subway far from the arena.

Supporters with different colors on the halsdukarna sat quietly next to each other, but looked constantly over his shoulder at the policemen who stood at the front of the cart. It was symptomatic of the mood that prevails at the moment – the police behaviour in all contexts is the one worried the most for.

Everything from the strange new rules, to statements, and now, when it was the derby, to their body language and possible violence. The mood appeared after the match have resulted in unpleasant situations for many supporters completely uninterested in the confrontation. A reasonable question to ask from this is then: is it the way to want it?

in american football has in recent years taken a huge step forward in reducing the number of fights in and outside of the arena. Although it takes the police to stronger tag, even though you agree that supporterkulturen feel good.

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This is done with repressive measures and a turned up the use of force against anyone who happens to end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. It has already had the opposite effect than the one you claim to want is simply to make sure. Also, many of the previously not mentioned or even interested in what the police are dealing with on the game are already beginning to make their voices heard.

When so many people lose confidence in a society as a whole is so important authority you have to stop and think about what one's actions actually are on the road to lead to. It can be impossible to be in the police interest to drastically degrade the picture of themselves with such a great group of people.

said solid experience of working in supportersammanhang. Given that experience, one can hardly become amazed at the upptrissade mood that manifested themselves between the police and supporters.

It is a mystery why you seem to be willing to sacrifice the work that has gone so well outside the stadium to get to grips with the he was entitled. It is worrying when you either want more confrontation or simply see more unrest as a necessary evil to get rid of he was entitled.

this Option is not at all expected that the mood would change of the repressive measures it has devoted itself in the past. It is so, it would be almost even more alarming.

the image of the police among the supporters of the past never had any problems with. Either they become scared of them or do you create a contempt, which probably had never been born otherwise.

it Continues on the last Sunday path runs the risk that very many people are forced to do this subconscious and dangerous choice. It is impossible to like.

the Police must therefore back in these issues in order not to further aggravate the situation. It's much faster to destroy trust than to build it up.

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