Roger Waters: “Save the Wall”

Roger Waters – musician, singer, writer and co-founder of Pink Floyd – showed his support today of the protest movement against a development project that demolished parts of the East Side Gallery in order to build luxury apartments.

The million Euro investment which sees a planned public memorial park split in two and for which 20 metres of the Berlin wall have already been demolished has sparked a huge national and international outcry. Locals don’t want the luxury apartments and neither do the artists who painted the wall. East Side Gallery is one of the largest open-air galleries in the world and largest remaining stretch of the wall as well as the biggest memorial of Germany’s reunification.

“It’s very important that we understand there are more important things in life than commerce,” said Waters on Tuesday afternoon to a cheering audience. The musician organised with numerous guest artists the live concert “The Wall” in Berlin on 21 July 1990 to commemorate the fall of the wall. Now he advocates the maintenance of it.

Roger Waters

Check back soon to find more background information on the protest movement against the luxury apartments.