The clearing of the left scene bar “Meuterei” casts its glaring shadows: 23 burned-down cars in four days, demos with pyros and bengalos, scuffles and arrests.
On Tuesday evening, around 1200 left-wing extremists, many of them hooded, marched through Kreuzberg. The traffic collapsed, the police were on duty with 650 men. Seven autonomous people were arrested and 22 criminal charges were filed!
All this suggests nothing good for the evacuation of the “mutiny” in Reichenberger Strasse in Kreuzberg, which was scheduled for Thursday morning. The bailiff announced her visit for 8 a.m. with eviction notice in hand. Protected and escorted by probably several hundred police officers.
Because left groups announced five demos on Thursday, three of them with the destination in front of the occupied pub. With a good 700 participants, but there will probably be more in the course of the day. And many of them, it is estimated, are violent.
The police have therefore drawn a restricted zone around the pub since Wednesday afternoon. The ban mile remains in place until midnight. Residents only have access with ID.
Do the autonomists have a grip on the city? Is there a “left power” over the sovereignty of the street when it comes to chaos and violent protest? Tom Schreiber (42), domestic policy spokesman for the SPD parliamentary group in the Berlin House of Representatives, says: “We are dealing with people here who are only concerned with committing crimes. Willingness to dialogue? Nothing! It’s about spreading fear and terror among Berliners. Cars are set on fire at random, but politicians are also deliberately harassed with attacks on citizens’ offices. ”
Or is it all just a fun guerrilla – based on the motto of a demo announced for Thursday: “Riots and Remmidemmi against any eviction!”? Which sounds more like a Deichkind concert.
Schreiber: “No, you really can’t see that. But it is frightening: There are almost still children, teenagers, 18-year-olds, young adults. My suspicion is: They are literally recruited in the scene in order to then throw bottles or stones at demos. And that’s where the fun ends! ”
What worries the scene connoisseur: “We are dealing here with extremely violent individual perpetrators among the left-wing autonomists. And the mobilization is still working. “
The rioters gave a foretaste of what might happen on Thursday morning when the evacuation took place: Under the slogan “We are ungovernable – defend mutiny & Rigaer 94”, the elevator started with 700 participants in Reichenberger Strasse.
Danger to life for the policemen at Rigaer Strasse 94: a pot of mist was thrown from the roof, which landed right next to officers of a hundred!
The police put an end to the ghost of violence. The train stopped at the Frankfurter Tor and dissolved.
No lease since 2019
The neighborhood café “Meuterei” was founded in 2009 on Reichenberger Strasse. A “collective” rented the shop space in order to set up a bar with political and cultural events. In addition to the regular operation, events with readings, Kiez meetings and painting and games Sundays took place in the pub. Legal advice was also offered.
Two years later the sale: In 2011 the house on Reichenberger Straße was sold on to “Vivum Consulting GmbH” on behalf of “Zelos Properties GmbH”.
The “mutiny” wanted to motivate the residents to resist – to no avail. Most of the tenants left, in exchange for severance payments and termination of their leases.
The pub stayed and sued for an extension of another five years. This led to dismissal and a legal battle which the “mutiny” won.
In mid-2019 it was finally over: The commercial lease was not extended …