Berlin: Unhappy Anniversary

The leaders of West Berlin last week cautioned their citizens to commemorate the first year of the ugly Communist Wall with "meditation" rather than demonstrations. But many stubborn Wrest Berliners were not content simply to meditate when anniversary day arrived.

In factory after factory, workers passed word that every available car, truck and motorcycle must converge on the Wall at noon. An hour ahead of schedule, a solid line of traffic surged eastward toward the sector boundary. Near the Wall, the drivers jammed their cars into every inch of parking space, got out to cover their license plates (so as...

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