(A few hundred people demonstrated against the destruction of the former Palast der Republik today. The plan is to tear it down, and rebuild a monarchic residence in its place. It seems like a huge waste of money and a horrible ideological play on symbols. They say they want to give the space back to the public, and create something like the Greek agora. The new castle is supposed to house a four star hotel, so like at the Greek agora, there will be a lot of money changing hands.
Besides a lot of demonstrators, there was Glühwein, and Bratwurst, and you could have your picture taken in front of a model Volkspalast.)