German biker gang opens chapter in Denmark
The German motorcycle club Gremium MC will rev up its presence in Denmark by opening its first charter in the country this weekend.
Up to 200 guests have been invited to celebrate Gremium's first Danish charter in Haslev, south Zealand on Saturday. The police in south Zealand and Lolland-Falster will establish visitation zones in the area around Finlandsvej for 24 hours starting at noon on Saturday.
”We have seen Gremium vests in Køge and Haslev before, but tomorrow will reveal if the opening party is for Gremium's first Danish charter,” Kim Kliver, the detective chief superintendent with the Zealand police, told Ekstra Bladet tabloid.
The police anticipate that many of the guests will come from Germany and Norway, where Gremium MC has already established four chapters. It has been eyeing a move to Denmark for at least the past year.
High risk zone
Gremium MC was established in Germany over 40 years ago and the organisation has over 70 chapters there.
The police consider the party a high-risk zone in terms of weapons, particularly because rival MC gang Bandidos has several chapters in south Zealand.
”It's too early to say whether a conflict will arise between Bandidos and Gremium. We haven't seen any indications as yet, but now Gremium will become more visible so we are very aware of the situation,” Kliver said.
It was just over a year ago that the Dutch motorcycle gang Satudarah celebrated the establishment of its first 'Northside' chapter in Denmark.