Squatters Take on the Creative Class Who Has the Right to Shape the City?

Hamburg has been trying to woo the much-coveted "creative class" for years in a bid to secure its future. Now the city has become the front line in a bitter conflict over gentrification, with artists squatting buildings in protest against investment plans and members of the far-left scene attacking private property -- and even police.
Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover
Foto: A9999 Herzog & de Meuron/ dpa/dpaweb
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Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover

Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover
Foto: A9999 Herzog & de Meuron/ dpa/dpaweb
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Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover

Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover
Foto: A9999 Herzog & de Meuron/ dpa/dpaweb
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Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover

Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover
Foto: A9999 Herzog & de Meuron/ dpa/dpaweb
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Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover

Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover
Foto: A9999 Herzog & de Meuron/ dpa/dpaweb
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Photo Gallery: Hamburg's Polemic Makeover

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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