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Something's brewing in Germany - burning cars in Berlin.
« on: August 18, 2011, 04:32:04 PM »
Series of car burnings hit Berlin neighborhoods


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For the past three nights, districts has been filled with thick smoke as cars go up in flames.

In addition to the nine Wednesday night, 15 others were set on fire the night before, authorities said.

At least 11 cars went up in flames Monday night.

The vandalism has heightened fears in normally quiet and wealthy districts in Berlin, where children play in parks and people laugh in street cafes.

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But German sociologist Klaus Hurrelmann says that the motivation of the attacks has changed over time.

The attacks now are dominated by "youngsters who are searching for the London-kick," he said.

Setting cars on fire is cheap and easy, said Hurrelmann, a professor at the University of Bielefeld.

The vandalism has found its way into modern culture.

In his song, "Cars are burning," Frankfurt-based rapper Real Jay says: "What are you going to do, when the cars are set on fire?"

German media reports that the vehicles set on fire include baby buggies parked in staircases, too.
In any case, 43 cars have reportedly been set on fire this week alone. 141 since the beginning of the year - which means someone has been way busier than usual.
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Re: Something's brewing in Germany - burning cars in Berlin.
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011, 06:41:17 PM »
Mmmmm...Car-Be-Que!   ;D
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Re: Something's brewing in Germany - burning cars in Berlin.
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011, 06:46:03 PM »
whats brewing ? could it be umm insurance fraud ?  >:D
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Re: Something's brewing in Germany - burning cars in Berlin.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011, 06:47:13 PM »
Well maybe with things being so slow we are over supplied as of late with vehicles? Maybe it's a way to get the consumption back on track.
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Re: Something's brewing in Germany - burning cars in Berlin.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2011, 06:49:41 PM »
as long as nothing goes BOOM

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