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Tacheles Emptied and Scheduled for Destruction—End of the Original Occupy Movement

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on March 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I can’t let today’s news about the Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin go unremarked. A center for art and culture since the fall of the Berlin Wall, it has apparently ordered vacated, with occupants carried out by force. Ironically, it’s really about a story about art and the absence of a legal framework, a building in the hottest part of the hottest city in Europe that no one seemed to own.

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Topics: Berlin, Tacheles, Berlin Wall, DDR, Oranienburger Strasse, Occupy Wall Street

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