January 16, 1990 |
Thousands of angry demonstrators stormed the headquarters of the state security police in East Berlin on Monday after officials disclosed the extent of the agency's spying on the people. They rifled the agency's files, sprayed paint in the corridors and hurled furniture from windows, the East German news agency ADN reported. Thousands shouting "We are the people!" were reported to have been involved. A television station reported that as many as 100,000 took part.