Berlin park designates ‘pink zone’ areas for drug dealers

Repeated attempts by police to clear dealers from Görlitzer Park in Kreuzberg prompts move by park manager

Drug dealers in Berlin are to be given designated spaces in a city centre park to carry out transactions, leading to criticism that authorities have capitulated to criminal gangs.

For years there has been a heated debate about Görlitzer Park, a popular meeting point in the trendy southern Berlin district of Kreuzberg, which has been attracting an ever increasing number of drug dealers. Local people said they were reluctant to let children and pets roam free there.

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Berlin park designates ‘pink zone’ areas for drug dealers