Berlin Wall commemoration: 30 years on, Germany remains divided along socioeconomic lines
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Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany is still divided along social economic lines with the average income in the East 500 Euros lower than in the West. Many in the former German Democratic Republic feel they have been left behind by the current government. It's one of the main reasons the far-right has been on the rise in the region. The contrast is particularly glaring in areas where the coal industry is the major employer. France 24 corresponds on the ground visited the small town of Peitz where 64% of voters cast their ballot for the far-right AFD party in the last local election.