Ready for the eviction!  A hundred mainland police stationed themselves in front of the camp

    Ready for the eviction! A hundred mainland police stationed themselves in front of the camp Photo: picture alliance/dpa

    From the BZ editorial team

    The spook is over – it’s about time! Up to 50 punks (“For more social justice”) populated the celebrity island of Sylt for more than three months.

    First they camped in front of the Wilhelmine, then in front of the town hall, a trip to Kampen was also on the program and caused uneasiness in the millionaire village.

    There were complaints about noise, dirt and legacies. Monday the decision of the Schleswig Higher Administrative Court: The punks have to clear their camp.

    A total of 120 police forces were deployed

    A total of 120 police forces were deployed Photo: picture alliance/dpa

    On Wednesday morning, 120 police officers with helmets and clubs arrived to enforce the verdict. At the same time, Sylt’s mayor Nikolas Häckel (48, independent) tried three times with a megaphone to persuade the punks to withdraw.

    With success! The 18 island occupiers stow their belongings and head towards the train station. From there you can take a group ticket (9.90 euros/person) back to the mainland. Mayor Häckel is relieved: “A non-violent evacuation was always our goal.”

    Mayor Nikolas Häckel asks the squatters to leave

    Mayor Nikolas Häckel asks the squatters to leave Photo: picture alliance/dpa

    The site has now been cleared, the rubbish disposed of, a new lawn laid out and a site fence erected. Häckel: “Everything is clean.”

    And who pays for that? The mayor: “We’ll charge the organizer for the costs.” Let’s see if there’s anything to be had…

    The punks leave Sylt and head towards the mainland by train

    The punks leave Sylt and head towards the mainland by train Photo: picture alliance/dpa

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    News Police Punk Schleswig-Holstein Sylt

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