The World from Berlin Is 'Tourism Fatigue' Behind Berlin Arson Wave?

The spate of arson attacks on cars is continuing in Berlin, and the authorities seem powerless to stop it. The wave of fire-starting has now become an issue in the city-state's election campaign. One German newspaper suggests that rampant gentrification and social exclusion could be to blame for the violence.
A burned-out car in the yard of a Berlin car dealer on Friday: The wave of arson attacks has become an issue in the Berlin election campaign.

A burned-out car in the yard of a Berlin car dealer on Friday: The wave of arson attacks has become an issue in the Berlin election campaign.

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-- David Gordon Smith