Sections of Berlin Wall Come Down

Four sections of East Side Gallery make way for luxe apartments
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2013 6:03 AM CDT
Police officers guard a construction site and sections of the East Side Gallery, while parts of the former Berlin Wall are removed in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday March 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/dpa, Britta Pedersen)
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(Newser) – Sorry, David Hasselhoff, you failed: Work crews removed four sections of the Berlin Wall's famed East Side Gallery this morning. The 4.5-foot sections that were removed will make way for an access route to the luxury apartments planned for the area, the AP reports. Protesters had demanded that the wall stay put, but police say there were no incidents today. About 250 police officers backed the work crews. (Read more Berlin Wall stories.)

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