Berlin Bites Back!

Anti-Gentrification protest and defense of 91 Rigaer housing in Berlin, July 10, 2016

Anti-Gentrification protest and defense of 94 Rigaer strasse housing in Berlin, July 10, 2016

This is how ‪#‎Berlin‬ folks ‪#‎BITEBACK‬ ‪#‎Gentrification‬!!! Lesson for all Black and Brown communities–––from ‪#‎NewYork‬ ‪#‎Brooklyn‬, ‪#‎Bronx‬, ‪#‎Queens‬ to‪#‎LosAngeles‬ ‪#‎SanFrancisco‬ ‪#‎SanDiego‬ and so on…


Berlin riot: 123 police injured in anti-gentrification protest

10 July 2016 – Europe BBC News

Police in Berlin say 123 officers were injured in clashes with leftist protesters over the redevelopment of a district in the east of the city.

About 3,500 protesters marched through Friedrichshain on Saturday. Some were masked and threw missiles, police said.
The protest was the most violent in the past five years, they said. Tensions have risen since moves began in June to evict squatters in the area. Friedrichshain has undergone rapid gentrification in recent years. About 1,800 police were deployed at the protest, which began peacefully but escalated into violence. Eighty-six people were arrested, police said.

Squatters are refusing to leave part of a block of flats at 94 Rigaer Strasse. Since June, squads of police have been monitoring the building day and night, with helicopters circling overhead. Police fired tear gas as shop windows were shattered and police cars damaged. Many of the neighbours live in housing collectives and sympathise with the squatters, who see themselves as a left-wing alternative to gentrification and rising rents.

During the protest, some neighbours beat spoons against pots in support of the squatters.

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East L.A. Bites Back!

Defend Boylan Heights Community Accountabilty protest local gallery against gentrification.

Defend Boyle Heights Community Accountability protest local galleries against gentrification.

This is how Los Angeles Brown Berets new youth ‪Bite Back! in ‎East Los Angeles – Defend Boyle Heights against gentrification! Click the image above for the video. More info below on how to support Defend Boyle Heights!

communique July 2, 2o16. 6:41pm (LIVE):

Defend Boyle Heights Community Accountability

Self Help, what are you doing to stop gentrification in our community?

Tell your friends over at the galleries that the community has spoken: We don’t need any more art galleries. We want jobs and housing!

What galleries, you ask?
Chimento Contemporary 622 s. Anderson
Venus over LA 601 S. Anderson
Museum as Retail Space 649 S. Anderson
Nicodim 571 S. Anderson
Corey Helford Gallery 573 S. Anderson
Parrasch Heijen Gallery 1326 s. Boyle
Little Big Man Gallery 1427 E. 4th 1st
Maccarone 300 S. Mission
Ooga Booga 365 s. Mission
Pssst Gallery
Journal Gallery 347 s. Clarence 1st.

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