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Vandalism of Berlin Wall portion at San Bernardino’s Ronald Reagan Park concerns neighbors, city

By in Press Enterprise on December 4, 2017

By Brian Whitehead

Ongoing vandalism of the Berlin Wall portion at San Bernardino’s Ronald Reagan Park has neighborhood leaders asking the city to preserve the iconic slab in a safe haven until something is done to stop its abuse.

In a Sunday email to city leaders, a resident of the Verdemont neighborhood shared great sadness in seeing the artifact’s “demise” at the hands of vandals.

“I fear a loss of the wall’s integrity and a forced removal of a skeleton sooner or later,” the man wrote.

  • Enough concrete has been removed from the side of the Berlin Wall portion on display at San Bernardino’s Ronald Reagan Park that rebar can be seen. (Photo by Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

  • There are many crevices and chunks missing from the back of the Berlin Wall portion on display at San Bernardino's Ronald Reagan Park. (Photo by Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

    There are many crevices and chunks missing from the back of the Berlin Wall portion on display at San Bernardino’s Ronald Reagan Park. (Photo by Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

  • Ongoing vandalism of the Berlin Wall portion at San Bernardino's Ronald Reagan Park has prompted many neighborhood leaders to ask that the wall be moved to a safe haven by the city. (Photo by Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

    Ongoing vandalism of the Berlin Wall portion at San Bernardino’s Ronald Reagan Park has prompted many neighborhood leaders to ask that the wall be moved to a safe haven by the city. (Photo by Brian Whitehead, San Bernardino Sun/SCNG)

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The 3-ton portion of the Berlin Wall, which came down in Germany in 1989, was dedicated in a 2011 ceremony at the park and purported to serve as a history […]    

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