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Berlin judge: the Køpi trailer settlement has to go

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Berlin - A Berlin judge on Thursday gave the go-ahead to evict Køpi-Platz, the leftwing trailer settlement that is part of the the Køpi squat complex in Mitte, near the border to Kreuzberg. The owner of the property, Startezia GmbH, had sued the occupants in regional court. A lawyer representing the Køpi association said he would appeal the decision.

About 100 residents and supporters came out for a demonstration in front of the courthouse in Moabit. A speaker announced that she would fight the eviction "with all means". Shortly after the verdict was announced, shouting erupted brifely in the courtroom ("fascists!"). Guards ejected the 10 protesting spectators. No more had been allowed in due to corona restrictions.

The case centred on three contiguous plots of land totalling about 2,600 square metres on Köpenicker Straße where, according to information from the Køpi association SKI, 30 people live in construction trailers. Before the court, residents said about 50 people lived on the site. The Køpi building next door was not part of the proceedings.

An agreed........

© Berliner Zeitung

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