Saturday in Berlin. As usual, there are a number of demonstrations and rallies in the city in Kreuzberg for a Aldi-market. Yes, exactly: not against, but for the discounters. This is to remain in the market hall Nine, challenge, around 70 Protesters in the railway road in front of the hall. The operators had terminated Aldi, instead, a dm should come from the drugstore market.
Many local residents don't like it at all. In the market hall Nine, it is too luxurious. There is no "hall for All" is more, call it, as it had promised to the operator once. The high-priced offer is addressed mainly to the wealthy and tourists, complains Anja B., one of the initiators of the Pro-Aldi - rally – you diligently distributed the Flyer. Clearly, you as an architect, earn well, but also you go to Aldi. "There is very much a family," she says. With the loss of Aldi, there was no hall for local residents.
This sense the change in the neighborhood, fear of extrusion. You ask, the market hall should disclose all financial relationships are open and local residents, in the future, fundamental decisions are involved. One of the operators, Nicolaus Driessen says: "We are in dialogue with the neighborhood." Whether the Aldi can remain still? A spokesman for the dm said it was already signed and everything. Maybe Aldi and dm? Driessen wants to say. A round table with representatives of the policy it has already given – the SPD-Kreuzberg had connected the last of the Pro-Aldi-movement.
Some of the Aldi advocates see this Saturday for the first Time, they have organized their Protest in the last few weeks about E-Mails. "But we are dissatisfied," says a young man. The group is also at variance one with another, and not satisfied with that on your flyers and tourists to abuse. "Can't help it. But we have to be afraid of the development.“ With him I made a click as he went out one day in the market hall, and a Stand with Bio-eggs disappeared. He had not wasted only in the day, the Stand was gone, but to this day, he had felt that things were really gone, everything is getting more expensive and classy.daily mirror people Free of charge, The consumer's order in the hall of the Per-Aldi-rally in front of the gates a little.Photo: Robert Klages
The market hall will offer food for all of them, but no finished products. Sustainable it should be. "It is often overlooked that the prices of discounters, at the expense of others are so favorable," says Driessen. Farmers, butchers and bakers should be able to live from the sale of the products. Alternatives to industrial agriculture should be shown in the hall and sold. A Burger for 9.50 euros, wine for 20 Euro, there are also lots of stands that sell fruit and vegetables, beer stands. This Saturday, mostly English is spoken in the hall, tourists take Selfies in the photo booth.
"I buy as healthy as possible,"
Among the protesters in front of the hall are many old-age pensioners and recipients of social benefits – about 25 percent of the neighborhood, according to the cross-Berger on the left of group, this to rely. At the same time are available in the area apartments to high rents. The local residents have wegzumüssen fear. For some of the Aldi was essential to Survival, they say. So, it looks also a young local resident, who comes straight out of the Aldi. She has three children. "I buy as healthy as possible," she says. In the vegetables of the organic farmers stalls. But there you could not shop for everything. To feed "the family, every day, since I also need the discounters."
vegetable dealer Sanna sees it differently. "The nutritional value in our vegetables are not higher, you need so much." In General, we would have to eat a lot, foods are cheap and we would have to buy a lot of unnecessary stuff instead of food. Also you can feed a family with three children. It should be possible to make his weekly shopping sustainably, no matter how much you earn, you should inform yourself and decide. However, she lives on a farm in Brandenburg. With the Rent in Berlin... "of course, because it is more difficult," she admits.
At its booth, the "Wild gardening", the prices are fixed. Who wants, could pay only half. Others that can, have to pay 110 percent to support the the the. The tourists and many other visitors to the hall of the rally, however, hardly anything. It was also so a thing, says Sanna: The hall would also encourage unnecessary on-the-spot consumption. However, you could inform yourself here, how sustainable consumption might look like.
"The market halls-operators do not understand that not everyone is sustainable food. That's So good, but as long as it is not affordable for all, it must also give these discount offers“, says a young man from Friedrichshain, has joined the protests. The Protestete judge also against the stands-operator in the hall, think he's not good. One of those had to have lately, a lot of plug-in:
"A price that is for the future of German agriculture"
"Our company provides Goods, a true price. The price of the all along the supply chain can live. It is a real price. A price that is for the future of German agriculture, fair working conditions, receive a fair pension and social system and for a life Together from the country to the city.“ So Hendrik Haase, founder of the "buddy and the leg of the butcher's craft, says it is". It is this Saturday not at his Stand in the market hall, because it was here too aggressive.Sanna has a nice and vegetables in the market hall Nine.Photo: Robert Klages
He does not understand that the Protest of the local residents is also against him, and the other stalls. His company was a point of contact for farmers and peasants, the "destructive price printing house, the discounters have enough." It was a scandal that companies like his are now referred to as "luxury eating" and the discounters as the Robin Hood of the neighborhood. "Instead of a just Social and nutrition policy to fight, which allows all people to good, clean and fair food, be an entrepreneur as I the scapegoat for a failed policy," says Haase.
Particularly outraged he is about the fact that the SPD in the district of Kreuzberg, the protests support. "The SPD is in the range of those who explain this to me solely because of my beard and hat to the Hipster-hate object, and directed their Frustration and hatred against everything and everyone who stands for change, whatever he looks like."