Pink News, “Anarcho-queer-feminist housing project forcibly evicted after three decades by 1,500 police officers in riot gear”

BERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 09: Police stand outside Liebigstrasse 34, also known as Liebig34, during the eviction of its residents on October 09, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Liebig34 is among the last buildings originally occupied by squatters following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Since then its approximately 40 remaining residents, who identify themselves as a far-left "anarcho-queer-feminist house project", have been locked in a legal fight with the building's current owner, real estate investor Gijora Padovicz, and have at times engaged in violent clashes with police. Police are cleared to forcibly evict the residents today. (Photo by Omer Messinger/Getty Images)

Liebig34, an “anarcho-queer-feminist” housing project in Berlin, has been cleared of residents following a contentious eviction involving around 1,500 police officers.

Lily Wakefield, October 9, 2020

Officers from eight German states, including specialist units, descended on Liebigstrasse 34, commonly known as Liebig34, in Berlin on Friday (October 9) to forcibly evict residents.

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside to block the mass eviction, according to Deutsche WelleOfficers drove a van up to the building and tried to break through the barricaded door, but fights began to break out between police and protesters.

Police claimed that protesters threw fireworks and glass at officers, and that tires, dumpsters and the Tiergarten metro station building were set on fire.

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