Posts Tagged ‘esso houses’


Things look like have cooled down a little at the neighborhood but story seems anything but over. Maybe the “combat” situation is off but a lot of things have happened during the last days… Here’s a brief chronological description of what has happened after the first intense days in the quarter. Many thanks to Walter from Berlin for taking the time to sort things on paper for everybody to understand and our Athens Club pals for immediately forwarding the information!



2014 started in the worst possible manner regarding life in the Neighborhood. Seems that the escalation of violence, following a) the new attempt to evacute Rote Flora and b) the evacuation of the ESSO houses along with a few “holes” in the Hamburg legal system, provided an “opportunity” to the Hamburg Police (with the blessings of HH Minister of Interior and Sports Michael Neumann, of course) to unleash an unprecedented orgy of repression within the streets of St. Pauli… Seems though that this “initiative” day by day, slowly but surely, turns more and more to a boomerang returning directly to its sender…