July 05, 2005

Checkpoint Charlie Memorial Destroyed

The SPD-PDS Berlin government succeeded in destroying the Checkpoint Charlie Memorial, which included 1,065 crosses. It's unfortunate that the same political party, now renamed the PDS, was able to preside over the destruction of a monument to victims of East german tyranny. Let's hope that a new memorial to the tragedy and deaths associated with the Berlin Wall can be constructed soon.

UPDATE: Just to be clear, city Senator Thomas Flierl of the PDS was a member of the East German SED government, and was one of the major critics of the monument. In other words, he was LITERALLY part of the government criticized by the monument; it would be like a member of the Confederate government getting a Civil War memorial torn down.

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