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Germany: Cops face off with squatters after Berlin camp goes up in flames01:26

Germany: Cops face off with squatters after Berlin camp goes up in flames

Germany, Berlin
September 19, 2014 at 08:09 GMT +00:00 · Published

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A heavy police presence could be seen outside the Cuvrybrache squat in Berlin’s Kreuzburg district Friday, after hundreds of residents were evicted following the outbreak of a large fire on site.

After the police were called to handle the fire on Thursday at 21:00 CET, five suspects were arrested in connection with the 2 metre (6 foot) tall flames. The following morning security forces cordoned off the infamous Berlin squat, only letting residents enter to take their belongings and then move on.

Hundreds of the squatters gathered outside the site with their belongings, several shouting at and arguing with police. Residents told press that they planned to stay at the site to reclaim the land when police left.

Famous for its graffiti and laissez-faire lifestyle, Cuvrybrache has been inhabited by squatters for two years. Residents stem from far flung destinations and backgrounds, including backpackers, members of the Roma community, Bulgarian Turks, and the homeless.

According to police, the area is now secured and guarded by a private security service.

Germany: Cops face off with squatters after Berlin camp goes up in flames01:26
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A heavy police presence could be seen outside the Cuvrybrache squat in Berlin’s Kreuzburg district Friday, after hundreds of residents were evicted following the outbreak of a large fire on site.

After the police were called to handle the fire on Thursday at 21:00 CET, five suspects were arrested in connection with the 2 metre (6 foot) tall flames. The following morning security forces cordoned off the infamous Berlin squat, only letting residents enter to take their belongings and then move on.

Hundreds of the squatters gathered outside the site with their belongings, several shouting at and arguing with police. Residents told press that they planned to stay at the site to reclaim the land when police left.

Famous for its graffiti and laissez-faire lifestyle, Cuvrybrache has been inhabited by squatters for two years. Residents stem from far flung destinations and backgrounds, including backpackers, members of the Roma community, Bulgarian Turks, and the homeless.

According to police, the area is now secured and guarded by a private security service.