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Collision during the rent demo : police grants forcibly occupied the Store in Kreuzberg

While the rent madness-Demonstration in Berlin-Kreuzberg violent clashes between activists and police. Several activists occupied temporarily a vacant shop in Kreuzberg's Wrangel straße 77, the police admitted it.

The business Bizim Bakkal was four years ago, as a Symbol against rising prices and displacement in the headlines. It belonged to 2005/2006 Turkish greengrocer, and whose lease had been terminated. Due to massive protests in the neighborhood, the neighborhood that the house owner took his termination at the time but reached. However, the dealer had to give up soon, the Store for health reasons.

During the occupation of up to 300 supporters gathered in front of the Store, which is still empty. Attached to the fore a policeman the way to the business was blocked to scuffles it came from. The officials need to apply "physical violence", "to clear the object and to secure the access," police said. Bottles were flying, three people had been arrested. The police now wants to evaluate the use and present video material. A "comprehensive work-up and evaluation of the use" is only then possible. The police out on Twitter, is probably due to the massive allegations of the participants of the occupation and the protests in front of the Store. In the power dam several activists of "massive violence" from the side of the officials. This would have hurt people, "by stick and pepper spray".

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Bring about rushed to the scene, members of the house of representatives and the Bundestag had been hindered in their observation of the law. At the same time, the squatters complained in a press release, the police have cleared "without clearing the title," this is a new level of escalation. Her conclusion: "The city is obviously the investors and the police."

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