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Berlin braces for surges in May Day violence

For a week in January the streets of Berlin’s Friedrichshain district were littered with shards of glass reflecting the flashing blue lights of cop cars. The residents of one of the last remaining squat houses in the German capital, Liebig14, … Continue reading

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Berlin Clears One of its Last Remaining Squats

By Siobhán Dowling One of the last remaining squats in Berlin was cleared on Tuesday. After a long-drawn out legal battle, 600 police descended on Brunnenstrasse 183 to evict the occupants. Berlin’s days as a squatter’s paradise and alternative mecca … Continue reading

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Police Union Chief Predicts ‘Renaissance of Left-Wing Terror’

In recent months, Berlin has been hit by a wave of arson attacks on cars and increasingly violent left-wing protests. This has led the head of Germany’s police union to warn of a dangerous rise in left-wing terrorism, and to … Continue reading

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