Demonstrators protest planned clearing of Berlin squat

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DPA

Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday to protest against a planned move to clear a group of construction trailers forming a left-wing settlement on land they don’t own. Some firecrackers were lit as a group of people – some dressed in black and with their faces covered – marched through the city’s Kreuzberg district and into Friedrichshain. A large police contingent kept an eye on their movements. A dpa reporter on the scene estimated about 1,000 people on the streets. The settlement is set to be cleared on October 15, though the residents have said they won’t be …

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