Author Archives: Arielle Hersh

Migrant Squatters in Berlin Fighting for the Right to the City

Gerhart Hauptmann Schule, Berlin. Photo by Millie Wong.

The Gerhart-Hauptmann Schule was already empty when police arrived to clear the building on the morning of January 11, 2018. A small crowd of around 100 protesters gathered in the dreary cold and marched solemnly to commemorate the end of Refugee Strike House. The ten remaining refugees and migrants who had been occupying the building had left voluntarily the night before after securing a deal with the Kreuzberg-Friedrichshain district council.

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