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against the planned renaming of Berliner Mohrenstrasse can only defend themselves on the administrative path. With this decision, the administrative court dismissed the complaint of a man who had opposed the renaming, but did not live there, as was announced on Thursday.

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The man from Berlin-Lichtenberg in June 2021 against the decision of the Mitte district to rename Mohrenstrasse into Anton-Wilhelm-Amo-Straße. The district office rejected the objection and raised a fee of almost 150 euros.

The man turned to the court, which now argued that he lacked the necessary “authority to complain” because his rights would not be violated. In addition, the amount of the administration fee is appropriate. A appeal at the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court is possible against the judgment.

around the name of the street has been disputed for a long time. Some argue that the term “mohr” is a discriminatory term for blacks. Others say the word goes back to "Maure", a neutral name for Muslim North Africans.

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