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For the left scene, the evacuation of the Berlin pub “Meuterei” in Kreuzberg is a symbol of the relocation of alternative locations in Berlin. The police were on duty with a large number.

Berlin (dpa) – Accompanied by protests, the Berlin police evacuated the alternative neighborhood pub “Meuterei” in Berlin-Kreuzberg in the morning. Two women were taken from the house.

The left scene had heralded protests in the city. While the police tweeted, smoking pots and fireworks went off. A demonstration moved in the morning with about 400 participants from Kottbusser Tor to Reichenberger Straße.

A bailiff was on the spot during the “mutiny”, the police wanted to hand over the rooms to the owner after inspection. Police officers were on duty with sledgehammers and chainsaws, among other things. “The evacuation of the building went according to plan,” said spokeswoman Anja Dierschke. So there were no major incidents.

According to police, high-quality cars went up in flames all over the city at night. Tires burned in front of the Reinickendorf Public Order Office and the facade of the building was damaged. A link with the left-wing protests is being investigated. The State Criminal Police Office is investigating. According to the police, 15 to 20 people tried to roll out a banner in the street at Kottbusser Tor. This was therefore stopped.

The police wanted to be deployed in the city with a maximum of 1,100 people. Twelve demonstrations were recorded. The “mutiny” was largely deposed. The protesters were behind bars. The atmosphere there was heated, there were some bangers. Some residents hit pots on their balconies during the eviction. Many protesters wore protective corona masks. They were dressed in black and shouted slogans like “Pubs for those who drink in them”. A banner read: “The signs point to a storm”.

The eviction of the “mutiny”, whose lease had expired, was seen in the left-wing scene as a symbol of the relocation of alternative locations in Berlin. On Tuesday evening, more than a thousand mainly young people demonstrated against the deportation. There were arrests and reports.

In spring, further arguments are expected in Berlin about symbols of the left and radical left scene. In April, the dispute over the occupied house «Rigaer 94» in Friedrichshain could escalate. Then May 1 approaches with the announcement of protests in Kreuzberg.

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