Rental Disobedience Resident Groups Combat Spike in Evictions

Skyrocketing rents in many German cities are pitting residents against real estate developers and landlords. The recent death of an elderly woman forced out of her apartment has emboldened alliances to protest evictions with sit-ins.
Von Alexander Tieg
Protesters demonstrate near an apartment in Berlin from which a German-Turkish family was being evicted in February 2013.

Protesters demonstrate near an apartment in Berlin from which a German-Turkish family was being evicted in February 2013.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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