Shame about the facts:
On Monday, Berliners knocked down a wall of Styrofoam “dominoes” – more fanciful than foreboding – to commemorate the moment when East Germans began hammering their way to freedom.
The hammering was of course on the West Berlin side of the wall, not the East. Even after the freedom to pass through the gates had been conceeded, the East German troops still guarded the wall from the eastern side. All those lump hammers and cold chisels were wielded by those who were already free, determined to tear down the wall that imprisoned their fellows.