Protesters Blockade Apartment Eviction


Riot police watch over protesters blockading the entrance to... News PhotoBerlin,Building Entrance,Conflict,Crisis,Demonstration,Eviction,Family,Germany,Horizontal,Protestor,Riot Police,Social IssuesPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 14: Riot police watch over protesters blockading the entrance to Lausitzer Strasse 8 to prevent the eviction of the German-Turkish Gulbol family on February 14, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Several hundred protesters arrived to demonstrate in support of Ali Gulbol, his wife and two sons, who face eviction from their apartment in Kreuzberg district despite the fact that they invested EUR 20,000 into their apartment and have paid all their outstanding rent, albeit behind schedule. The case is highlighting an ongoing controversy over gentrification in parts of Berlin, where rising housing prices are luring investors and forcing long-standing tenants out. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)