A School for “Refugee” Scandal

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.

Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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.