Meanwhile, In East Berlin

Six days before Ronald Reagan made his speech near the Brandenburg Gate, a different set of Western emissaries did star turns in the same location. British Rock Star David Bowie, Eurythmics and Genesis performed on successive nights in front of the Reichstag building, home of the former German parliament, before more than 60,000 pop-music fans. Some 350 yards away on the other side of the Berlin Wall, crowds of young people clashed with East German riot police who prevented them from getting close enough to hear the music. When police chased them with nightsticks, angry rock fans pelted them with bottles...

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