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Movement 2 June

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The Movement 2 June was a well known West German terrorist group. It was founded by former members of Kommune I and was based in West Berlin.

Named after the date on which Benno Ohnesorg was killed, the group mostly bombed property in Berlin. The most significant operation of the group was when they successfully kidnapped Peter Lorenz in 1975. Lorenz was the CDU candidate for mayor in Berlin. The kidnappers managed to free four of their imprisoned comrades, who were flown to South Yemen. Lorenz was returned unharmed the next day.

Movement 2 June was allied with the Baader-Meinhof Gang, but was much more anarchist in nature than the Marxist group. In the early eighties, the movement disbanded. Many members then joined the Baader-Meinhof Gang.Template:Germany-stub

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