A school in the middle of Berlin, in an area where schools are needed, can’t be used because it’s been occupied by migrants and homeless people for the last five years. A judge has issued a ruling allowing the squatters to be evicted, but it looks as though the Greens in the local government will delay the process of eviction for as long as possible.
|0:00||The Gerhart-Hauptmann-school in the Berlin district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.|
|0:03||A school in the middle of Berlin. A school in a child-rich district. A school that no one can utilize.|
|0:09||Because the school is occupied by refugees.|
|0:12||This has cost the district already five years and €5 million.|
|0:15||And now finally the Berlin county court has allowed the eviction of the school.|
|0:18||But the Green district government is reluctant.|
|0:21||“The men now know that their stay at the school is finished. I am sure that they are thinking about|
|0:25||important questions regarding their future location. We are more than willing to offer our support|
|0:29||and help them as much as is in our power. (…) They will not just be kicked out onto the street.”|
|0:33||— Monika Herrmann, Green Party, district mayor of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg|
|0:37||It doesn’t sound like this is going to be a swift eviction.|
|0:41||Critics are saying that scenes like these (2014) after the G20 and Friedel 54 would rather be avoided.|
|0:50||And lastly federal elections are coming up soon.|
|0:55||The Gerhart-Hauptmann-school has been occupied since 2012.|
|1:01||By now over 200 refugees and homeless people live here.