Protest against Egon Krenz being installed as chairman of the State Council outside the State Council building in East Berlin, 24 October 1989.
Source: picture-alliance/dpa/Wolfgang Kumm

Occupying the Stasi Headquarters

The dreaded Ministry for State Security (MfS) – popularly called the Stasi – was renamed Office for National Security (AfNS – Nasi) on 17 November 1989. Unlike all subordinate offices, the headquarters in East Berlin was able to continue operating unhindered up until January 1990. On 15 January demonstrators responded to New Forum’s call to brick up the entrances to the building in a symbolic act.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Rolf Walter
Demonstrators in front of the headquarters of the Ministry for State Security in East Berlin on 15 January 1990. The New Forum had called for this protest against the state security (Stasi).
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Rolf Walter
A demonstration in front of the gates of the state security service headquarters in East Berlin on 15 January 1990 ended with an occupation of the building.
Source: Rolf Zöllner
A demonstration in front of the gates of the headquarters of the state security service in East Berlin on 15 January 1990 ended with occupation of the building.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Andreas Klug
In January 1990 the East Germans conquered the Office for National Security. This marked the fall of the last bastion of the communist regime of oppression.
Source: Thomas Sandberg/OSTKREUZ
The dreaded Ministry for State Security (MfS) – popularly called the Stasi – was renamed Office for National Security (AfNS – Nasi) on 17 November 1989. Unlike all subordinate offices, the headquarters in East Berlin was able to continue operating unhindered up until January 1990. On 15 January demonstrators responded to New Forum’s call to brick up the entrances to the building in a symbolic act.
Source: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft
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