Because of Lützerath: 200 hooded people demolish shop windows and set garbage cans on fire in Berlin
Created: 01/13/2023 13:07
By: Christoph Gschossmann
In protest against the Lützerath eviction, paint was thrown at an Apple store in Berlin.
Lützerath occupies the state, and also the capital: In Berlin, more than 200 people expressed their protest against the eviction of the North Rhine-Westphalia village by demolishing shop windows.
Berlin – Solidarity for the activists in the Lützerath eviction comes from the capital: More than a hundred hooded perpetrators are said to have rioted in Berlin-Mitte in protest against the eviction of the North Rhine-Westphalian village of Lützerath and smashed shop windows.
They set fire to garbage cans on Friday night and shot pyrotechnics at a police station, the police said.
Berlin: More than 200 rioters move through streets around Hackescher Markt
There was talk of more than 200 rioters moving through the streets around Hackescher Markt.
An Apple store in Berlin-Mitte was also affected, as photos on Twitter show.
First, the "Berliner Zeitung" reported on the incident.
Lützerath is to be demolished so that the energy company RWE can excavate the coal underneath.
As the Berlin police announced, the first masked people began to set garbage cans on fire around 1:15 a.m.
After the group had grown significantly, they moved on.
The perpetrators, who are believed to be from the left-wing extremist scene, damaged the shop windows of at least 26 shops with cobblestones and Christmas tree balls filled with paint.
They also daubed facades and windows with slogans related to Lützerath.
"Propagate the fight to defend Lützerath in the metropolitan areas as well"
According to the police, the police station on Brunnenstrasse was also attacked with pyrotechnics during the night and two Green Party offices were smeared with slogans.
The police used a helicopter to search for the perpetrators.
It is determined because of serious breach of the peace and damage to property.
A radical left-wing website recently called for “the fight to defend Lützerath to be propagated in the metropolitan areas as well”.
It also said: "We can also take our anger to the streets together here in Berlin."
Arrests have already been made: According to the police, they were able to take two suspicious men and a woman into custody.
The state security of the State Criminal Police Office has taken over the investigation.
(cgsc with dpa)