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December 15, 1989 | JACKSON DIEHL, THE WASHINGTON POST
East Germany's Communist government sought to satisfy a major demand of the country's mass opposition movement Thursday by abolishing the state agency in charge of the huge and hated secret police apparatus. Spokesmen for the Office of National Security told Western journalists that the institution was being shut down and its responsibilities distributed among other ministries.
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January 16, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 16, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 15, 1989 | JACKSON DIEHL, THE WASHINGTON POST
East Germany's Communist government sought to satisfy a major demand of the country's mass opposition movement Thursday by abolishing the state agency in charge of the huge and hated secret police apparatus. Spokesmen for the Office of National Security told Western journalists that the institution was being shut down and its responsibilities distributed among other ministries.
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