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Germany: Refugees watch their camp demolished

Germany, Berlin
April 8, 2014 at 21:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Refugees watch their camp demolished

Refugees who have been camping and protesting for almost a year watched as their camp was dismantled by JCBs and diggers at Oranienplatz in Berlin's Kreuzberg district on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, many of the several hundred refugees accepted a deal with the city authorities and voluntarily took apart their tents and relocated to the Georgenhof Hostel in Friedrichshain. However, not all of the refugees, many from Africa who came to Germany via Lampedusa, agreed to the deal depite a city order to vacate. Police kept their distance from the platz and although some small scuffles were reported events were largely peaceful.

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Germany: Refugees watch their camp demolished

Refugees who have been camping and protesting for almost a year watched as their camp was dismantled by JCBs and diggers at Oranienplatz in Berlin's Kreuzberg district on Wednesday.

On Wednesday morning, many of the several hundred refugees accepted a deal with the city authorities and voluntarily took apart their tents and relocated to the Georgenhof Hostel in Friedrichshain. However, not all of the refugees, many from Africa who came to Germany via Lampedusa, agreed to the deal depite a city order to vacate. Police kept their distance from the platz and although some small scuffles were reported events were largely peaceful.

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