Ninety-Two Percent Of Berlin Left-Wing Activists Live With Their Parents

RealClear Staff


     When it comes to Berlin-based left-wing protestors detained on suspicion of politically-charged offenses, most of them are young men still living with their parents. This information also availed that between 2003 and 2013, 873 suspects were vetted by authorities—84 percent were men (72 percent of which were between the ages of 18 and 29).

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The majority of arrests happened in the Berlin areas of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte—heavy detainment at political demonstrations. One-third of the activists were unemployed, and 92 percent are currently living with their parents. The Berlin publication availed four out of five incidents had police officers as victims. Another 15 percent of cases entailed the victims being right-wing activists.

These figures are courtesy of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Bundesamt Für Verfassungsschutz) According to the Bild report, leftist assassins tried to kill 11 people between 2009 and 2013.



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