Party Capital Sees Nightlife at Risk Berlin Clubbers Protest Rising Music Fees

Thousands of Berliners demonstrated on Monday night against a planned increase in music performance fees that the club community says could sound the death knell for many nightclubs in the city. The charges could further damage one of Berlin's main attractions -- its nightlife, already under threat from relentless gentrification.
Protestors demonstrating against planned increases in music performance fees in Berlin on Monday evening.

Protestors demonstrating against planned increases in music performance fees in Berlin on Monday evening.

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cro -- with wire reports