The police cleared James Simon Park in Berlin-Mitte again on Saturday night. Around 250 people were there early Saturday morning, a police spokeswoman said.
The mood was heated and loud. Individual groups had repeatedly ignited pyrotechnics, so that the police finally decided to clear the park. After three quarters of an hour, around three in the morning, all the groups left the park.
Hundreds of revelers also came together in Volkspark Friedrichshain. The police counted 300 to 500 people. But there was no evacuation. The officials had to intervene anyway – when two men aged 21 and 23 were arguing. Both were slightly injured. The exact background to the dispute initially remained unclear. The “B.Z.” had previously reported.
And there was also a police operation in Mauerpark in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg. Around 30 revelers behaved so loudly that the officials expelled them from the park.
According to the police, another crime occurred around 1 a.m. in Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg. Two strangers are said to have stabbed a man in the buttocks. The 24-year-old got into an argument with two other men in the park, the police said.
The two men followed him to Waldemarstrasse, where they continued to beat him, pulled down his pants and stabbed him in the buttocks with an unknown object. The two suspects then fled in an unknown direction. The 24-year-old was taken to a hospital for treatment.
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“Last night shows that Berlin’s politicians shouldn’t take their time over the summer break. We need individual concepts for parks and green spaces in a timely manner,” commented Stephan Weh, Berlin state head of the police union (GdP) on Saturday. “It is unacceptable that we have to keep deploying hundreds of people after the mass has long been read.”