Berlin police scuffle with activists at gentrification protest

Berlin police scuffle with activists at gentrification protest
# 02 May 2019 02:03 (UTC +04:00)

Berlin police scuffled on Wednesday with activists protesting against the gentrification of the German capital, where thousands demonstrated to highlight the city’s shortage of affordable housing, ONA reports quoting Reuters.

Protesters focussed on the eastern district of Friedrichshain, which has followed others in becoming a target for property developments that many people complain are squeezing them out of the housing market.

Protest organisers said they stopped counting the number of demonstrators at 10,000. A total of 5,500 police officers were on duty for the day. They detained some protesters but a police spokesman could not immediately say exactly how many.

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