Berlin: Eviction on Pfarrstraße (February 24th, 1998)

 Squat Evicted, Dog Shot And Killed

Police Fired Shots During Squat Eviction In Berlin

On Tuesday morning, February 24, a masked special police unit with automatic pistols burst into the squatted house at Pfarrstrasse 104 in the Lichtenberg district of East Berlin. One squatter watched as his bull terrier dog was shot three times and killed. Local authorities said the eviction proceeded “with few incidents”. 260 police were called in to evict 15 people from the house. Berlin’s right-wing Interior Minister, Jorg Schonbohm, commented: “With our action, we have made it clear that illegal conditions will not be tolerated in the capital. As Interior Minister, I will see to it that there are no more squats in the future.” [Read More]