Some came with canes, some with walkers, but they all came ready for a fight.
On Monday afternoon, elderly residents of the apartment block at Hansa-Ufer 5 gathered for a tenants meeting in the modest common room on the ground floor of the building on the banks of the Spree River.
In Berlin, it’s a familiar story. The rent spikes and those who can’t afford it are forced to move out.
In this case, the landlord — Swedish property giant Akelius — wants to renovate the building and surrounding property and wanted to charge 40-65 percent more rent. But this group of old folks wasn’t about to go quietly.
Read the full article on The Local Germany, here.