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Berlin's rent insanity : people's desire for the expropriation of housing corporations has begun

The long-discussed Berlin's request for a referendum for the expropriation of housing corporations has begun on Saturday. Since 0: 00, the initiators must collect the signatures. From Morning supporters wanted to be, with lists to sign in the city, announced a spokesman for the Initiative.

The petition calls for the companies to be expropriated with more than 3000 apartments. The state of Berlin to buy the apartments to the company. The push is primarily aimed at the group, Deutsche Wohnen, which has around 112 000 homes and dealing with tenants, often in the criticism.

a dozen housing companies with around 240 000 flats in Berlin would have to spend, according to the calculations of the Senate about 30 billion euros. The country currently has nearly 60 billion euros of debt.

For Collecting the first 20 000 signatures, the initiators of the people have desire six months time. At the end of a popular vote.

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to order On Saturday noon is also launching a protest demonstration against the rising Rents. Logged in 6000 participants. The organizers said they would expect 25 000 people. A year ago, more than 10 000 people took part, according to police.

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are you planning Further protests and demonstrations in other German cities such as Munich, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Leipzig, Stuttgart and Mannheim. The Demonstration in Berlin is accompanied by the daily mirror with a Liveblog. (dpa/Tsp)

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