The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Scott Kaufman, Staff Writer

On November 9th, 1989, an Iron Curtain which had descended across the continent of Europe twenty-eight years prior began to crumble. From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, in the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe, the tyrants which had held the Eastern Bloc in an iron grip of oppression for forty-four years began to lose their grip on power and fall much like that wall of concrete and iron in Berlin and all across the frontier between free and occupied Europe.

This year, on November 9th, 2009, the College Republicans @ UCSD celebrate the 20th year of a Europe free from division and tyranny. On Library Walk from 9 am to 3 pm the CRs will be kicking off this aptly named Freedom Week with a replica of the Berlin Wall in which students can educate themselves on the tyrannical and oppressive nature of communism that existed in Eastern Europe and still exists to this day all over the world. Students will also be encouraged to freely express themselves through art on the Western side of the wall in an appreciation of the freedoms granted to us in the Western world and the United States of America. So come join us and let freedom ring on Freedom Week!


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