Berlin’s Wall: Luxury better than culture?

This friday 1st of March, about 1.5 meters of the East Side Gallery (the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall) was demolished as a millionaire project was approved to build a luxury block of flats in the historical site. Hundreds of people have gathered this weekend to protest against the project and more than 50 000 have signed a petition to stop it from going further. Signs and banners questioned the government’s commitment to preserve the German cultural past, while at the same time begging  “Mr Wowereit, please don’t tear down this wall!”. Spread the word

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