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Cars set on fire across Berlin overnight

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Cars set on fire across Berlin overnight
A burnt out car on Alten Jakobstraße, Kreuzberg, on Thursday morning.
09:51 CEST+02:00
Ten cars were set on fire across Berlin on Wednesday night and Thursday morning in the second night of disturbances in the city.

Police said four vehicles were set on fire in an hour in Alten Jakobstraße and Alexandrinenstraße in Kreuzberg, Gürtelstraße in Friedrichshain and Dornbrunner Straße in Baumschulenweg.

Another four cars and a scooter were also burnt in Heinrich-Heine-Straße. Then between 5am and 5.30am on Thursday two more cars were damaged by fire in Oderstraße, Neukölln.

In total ten cars and a scooter were damaged. Investigators are not ruling out a political motive, the Berliner Zeitung reported.

On Tuesday night, police were also called to a gang of 20 to 30 masked, black-clad people attacking a building and starting fires in Kreuzberg.

Witnesses called police just before 9pm to the corner of Engledamm and Michaelkirchplatz.

The group was throwing stones and paint bombs at a building on the corner, but had fled by the time police arrived. They also set a construction barrier and a Volkswagen on fire.

Police also found a second home in Engeldamm had been damaged with stones. 

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