facebook
twitter
search
search

Actor David Hasselhoff opposes Berlin Wall demolition

March 18, 2013 at 8:33 AM
1 of 2
| License Photo

BERLIN, March 18 (UPI) -- American actor David Hasselhoff says he is supporting an effort to halt the planned demolition of part of the Berlin Wall to make way for luxury apartments.

"This is like tearing down an Indian burial ground. It's a no-brainer," The Local.de quoted the former "Baywatch" star as saying at a Berlin press conference Sunday. "This is the last memorial to the people who died and to the perseverance of freedom.

"Somebody said to me, 'What if they tore down the Brandenburg Gate?' I think there'd be a bit of a protest there, too," he said.

Known as the East Side Gallery because it is adorned by colorful murals, the segment of the wall scheduled for demolition is a popular tourist attraction, The Local said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Nicole Scherzinger spotted kissing Pajtim Kasami
Chrissy Teigen goes topless for W magazine
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner confirm they will divorce
Zoe Saldana shares new photo with son Cy
Khloe Kardashian helps Kylie Jenner move into new home