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People and Politics # Berlin Will Burn - The Capital and the May Day Riots # 30.04.2010

Markus Kopplin
April 30, 2010

On May 1, the whole of Germany's eyes will be on the district of Kreuzberg, traditionally the center of the annual May Day riots. This year, left-wing activists have threatened violence in response to planned Neo-Nazi demonstrations, and the police are concerned the clashes might even result in deaths. Politicians are alarmed by the rise in left-wing violence, and sociologists are at a loss to explain what's behind it.