Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kreuzberg diaries

The area where I live, Kreuzberg, in Berlin very often makes the headlines of the national newspapers.
This time the Ohlauer Strasse was blocked by a huge amount of policemen. You will think they were after some terrorists, or kidnappers, but they were there because of only 40 people living in an empty former school building asking for the right to stay in Germany.

As I read  in the today newspaper, they might be able to stay in the school building, however, the right to stay in Germany will still not be granted. The police will go away and the headlines will be gone too. That kind of news, showing people's struggle to escape misery is not good for the government that prefers not to deal with the issue of asylum seekers. 

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