German police declare parts of Hamburg "no-go zone"
Publisher: World Socialist Web Site
Date Written: 08/01/2014
Year Published: 2014
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX15662
Early Saturday morning, police in the northern German city of Hamburg declared the entire district of St. Pauli and large parts of Altona, Eimsbuettel and Sternschanze to be a "no-go zone." The announcement of such a broad "no-go area" is unprecedented in German post-war history. In such areas police officers are entitled to arbitrarily check and search any individual and demand they leave the zone.