Checkpoint Charlie, the Allied border crossing, was a symbol of the divided city. During the evening of 9 November 1989, more and more West Berliners gathered there. “We want in,” they called. “We want out”, people chanted on the other side. Together, they forced the border guards to open the crossing.
Quelle: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Aram Radomski/Radomski_Checkpoint_02