Berlin: Raw updates from anti-eviction demo in Kreuzberg

At around 20:00, comrades report that the cops have attacked the demo against the eviction of the squatted school at Ohlauer Street, storming against people from all sides since the very beginning. The protesters are several hundred (nearly 500). Cops are present in masses in all of the area (Kreuzberg). Comrades are trying to verify if the violent eviction has already started and what the situation of resisting refugees inside the building is. It is highly possible that there are detentions of protesters, since the police attack was brutal.

Shorty afterwards, cops kettle a big part of the demonstrators at Kottbusser Tor. There is no way to see what kind of operation they are launching against the refugee school because they have blocked all nearby streets.

At about 21:25, the bloc of demonstrators that was kettled at Kottbusser Tor finally manages to march. Nevertheless the cops are in large numbers and have taken full control of the area. A small group of people attempted a sit-in on Wiener Street in order to block a bus that was carrying some of the evicted migrants (it is not yet clear if there are still people resisting in the building) but the sit-in was quickly dispersed by police units. People are running up and down trying to avoid getting busted. A group of around 200 demonstrators is gathered outside the Tempest Library (with ghetto blasters from the refugees playing music, and continuously shouting slogans).

At around 21:40 scuffles and small-scale clashes occur at the corner of Ohlauer Street with Wiener Street. People break the line of metal barriers placed by cops. Police are using light-blaster against the crowd. Amid unrest, with people running back and forth to avoid the blinding light and trying to regroup as best as they can… a cop’s helmet goes flying.

It seems the night will be long. But cops are also prepared for this. There is a need to support people on the streets with food and water.

Fuck the mass media, fuck the social media. Support counter-information.

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