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US Berliners tried to send Trump a piece of the Berlin Wall with a message saying 'no wall lasts forever'

02:10  11 november  2019
02:10  11 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Thirty years after it fell, Berlin Wall lives on in parks, squares and souvenirs

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Berlin Wall , Berliners tried to send President Donald Trump a massive slab of the structure, along with a message reminding him that " no wall lasts forever ." to give you one of the last pieces of the failed Berlin Wall to commemorate the United States' dedication to building a world without walls ."

A group in Berlin has sent Donald Trump a piece of the barrier that divided East and West for nearly three decades as a dig at the president's southern U.S The stunt is intended as a criticism of Trump 's immigration policy to build a "big, beautiful" border wall which he said was a matter of national security.

On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Berliners tried to send President Donald Trump a massive slab of the structure, along with a message reminding him that "no wall lasts forever."

The stunt was organized by the nonprofit Die Offene Gesellschaft and financed by private donations, according to Quartz. It takes aim at Trump's efforts to build a wall along the US-Mexico border to halt illegal immigration.

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Ronald Reagan is already an honorary citizen of Berlin , so city authorities have always deemed a statue inappropriate. It overlooks the site of the old Berlin Wall and the Reichstag building that houses the German Parliament, the exact spot where Reagan gave a speech in 1987 where he called

The 2.7-ton chunk of concrete arrived in Washington, DC, on Saturday, and local media outlets reported that the Secret Service turned it away.

Photos and videos posted on social media showed the wall arriving in the city on Saturday.

Inscribed on the wall was a long message addressed to Trump and signed, "Citizens of Berlin."

"For decades the United States played a major role in bringing this wall down. From John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan, the Presidents of the USA fought against it," the message said.

It continued: "We would like to give you one of the last pieces of the failed Berlin Wall to commemorate the United States' dedication to building a world without walls."

The group's managing director, Philip Husemann, told Quartz that it cost "in the low five-figure range to purchase the piece of the Wall and transport it overseas." He said the group bought it from a dealer in Berlin who had a few remaining pieces of the wall.

Somber mood as Germany marks 30 years of Berlin Wall fall

  Somber mood as Germany marks 30 years of Berlin Wall fall Germany marks three decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall this week, but a hint of a return of the Cold War and the rise of nationalism is dampening the mood. Leaders of former Cold War powers will be absent from anniversary festivities, as Donald Trump's America First, Britain's Brexit and Russia's resurgence put a strain on ties. Gone, too, is the euphoric optimism for liberal democracy and freedom that characterised the momentous event on November 9, 1989, as Germany grapples with a surge in far-right support in its former communist states.

The Wall against Walls initiative, a project of the non-profit Die Offene Gesselschaft (The Open Company), are planning to gift the White House with a 2.7-ton remnant of the Cold War Germany is united again and in Berlin only a few scattered pieces remind us that no wall lasts forever ," it reads.

West- Berliners are trying to hack down pieces of the Berlin Wall on 11 November 1989. The Man Who Sells The Berlin Wall . Arguably no business selling pieces of the Berlin Wall is more well known than that of Volker Pawloski, which in 2014 was estimated to supply around 90% of Berlin ’s gift shops.

It's not unusual to transport pieces of the wall to the US. There are already a number of pieces of the wall in cities across the country - from a train station in Chicago to a men's restroom in Las Vegas.

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Beijing slams Pompeo for 'Cold War thinking' in Berlin speech .
China on Monday accused Mike Pompeo of "outdated Cold War thinking" after the US Secretary of State warned against a Chinese threat to Western freedoms. Geng accused Pompeo of ignoring the interest of the American people to pursue personal political goals, and urged him to "abandon his ideological bias and outdated Cold War thinking".Pompeo -- who spoke in Germany on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall -- said the Chinese Communist Party "uses tactics and methods to suppress its own people that would be horrifyingly familiar to former East Germans".

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