Protesters attend a demonstration against rent increase in Berlin. Photo: AP Protesters attend a demonstration against rent increase in Berlin. Photo: AP
Protesters attend a demonstration against rent increase in Berlin. Photo: AP
Germany

Thousands march against 'rental insanity' in German cities, seek expropriation

  • A wave of rising rents is leading some to ponder radical solutions like expropriating housing from institutional landlords
  • The extreme move could scare off investors who want to move their businesses here and create new jobs, critics say

Topic |   Germany
Protesters attend a demonstration against rent increase in Berlin. Photo: AP Protesters attend a demonstration against rent increase in Berlin. Photo: AP
Protesters attend a demonstration against rent increase in Berlin. Photo: AP
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