from: https://directactionde.ucrony.net/en/node/998Berlin the 4th of february 2011
„Scherbendemo“ is a german expression of the autonomous scene for a demo thats only aim is to unleash the anger by destroying property (mostly windows). This demos happened the last time in the 90s.
Again there have been left-extreme riots in Berlin in the night from friday to saturday because of the eviction of the house project Liebig 14. In the closer area of Hackescher Markt the windows of fashion stores got destroyed.
The reason is the eviction of the house on Liebigstraße 14 last wednesday. On friday evening around 9pm about 200 sympathisers gathered at Revaler Straße in Friedrichshain. The manifestation was anounced in the internet.
Police says that they checked several persons and found masks and even knifes. That they found knifes is doubted by the autonomous scene.
The police finished the gathering, which hasnt been registerd, at 9:30pm and people were sent away. The left protesters spreaded in small groups in different directions.
Nearly at the same time around 50 masked people marched down Alte Schönhauser Straße, Weinmeisterstraße to Rochstraße in the district of Mitte. They smashed the windows from nearly 30 stores and demaged cars. Before the cops arrived the group escaped. The secret police investigates.
More protests are expected on saturday night- the residents of the house on Liebigstraße 14 called out to make the evictions as expensive as possible. Already on wednesday riots broke out in Friedrichshain.
Even 3 days after the eviction of the house, which is known outside of Berlin aswell, Autonome showed their solidarity in Hamburg and Kopenhagen. In both cities leftradicals were fighting against the police on saturday night. Traditionally there is a big autonomous scene in both cities, leftradicals from northern germany and denmark participate regularly at protests in Berlin. In the district of St.Pauli and Altona stones and bottles got thrown at the cops. In front of the city council the cops used pepperspray and sticks to drift the protesters apart.