Historic Berlin Wall section removed amid protests

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A German property developing firm has removed parts of a historic stretch of the Berlin Wall despite weeks of protests.

Builders removed four segments of the so-called East Side Gallery stretch before dawn on Wednesday.

More than 200 police officers were deployed to monitor the site.

Protesters say the landmark, which divided communist-run East Berlin from West Berlin until 1990, should be left as a monument to freedom.

Stephen Evans reports from Berlin.

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