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As many as 5400 vendors and far more than one million users frequented 'Wall Street Market' before the site was crushed by the authorities. Apart from cocaine, heroin, cannabis and other drugs, stolen data were sold there, along with fake documents and malicious software.
Once bottles hit police forces, some ten officers in riot gear made their way into the crowd, grabbed the perpetrators and pulled them out one by one. Then several policemen wrestled those individuals to the ground, put handcuffs on them, and took them away.
The organizers are expecting 50,000 visitors. "Exactly seventy years after the end of the Soviet Union's Berlin Blockade in 1949, Berlin will be commemorating this historic event at a big Airlift celebration for the whole family and the entire city", Mayor Müller told reporters.