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Tuesday

Berlin Demolition Crew Dismantles Checkpoint Charlie Memorial

Due to financing problems and their lease running out, the Berlin Wall's Checkpoint Charlie Memorial has been torn down. Protesters tried to prevent work crews from demolishing it.

Ironically US Republican groups have been fighting to keep the Memorial going, since they think it reinforces their narrative about the Berlin Wall (and the entire USSR) crumbling due to Reagan's efforts.

1980s -- Tear Down The Wall! Tear Down The Wall!
2005 -- Wait, not that part of the Wall! Keep Up The Wall!

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