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Statue of African drug dealer erected in Berlin’s notorious Görlitzer Park

The statue was placed as part of a small demonstration in support of drug dealers. Three weeks earlier, anti-immigrant protesters gathered in the park.

30 October 2019

DEUTSCHE WELLE — An artist erected a statue of a drug dealer in Berlin’s notorious Görlitzer Park as part of a solidarity event with those plying their trade.

French-American artist Scott Holmquist erected the 3-meter tall (10 feet) statue dubbed “Last Hero” as part of a 24-hour sit-in demonstration from Sunday to Monday morning. It was later removed by organizers.

Read more: Berlin exhibition on ‘brave’ African drug dealers courts controversy

Holmquist organized the event under the motto: “Solidarity and human rights — also for drug dealers.” […]

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