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Dieter Kunzelmann

German left-wing activist
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Occupation Politician
Country Germany
Date of birth Bamberg, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Authority Library of congress id ISNI id VIAF id
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Dieter Kunzelmann (born 1939) is a German left-wing activist. In the early 1960s he was a member of the Situationist-inspired artists' group Gruppe SPUR. He was one of the founders of Kommune 1 in 1967. At the end of the 1960s he was one of the leaders of the Tupamaros West-Berlin, which carried out bombings and arsons. He was arrested in July 1970 and served five years in prison for those activities. From 1983 to 1985 he served in the Berlin state parliament as a member of the Alternative List (now Alliance '90/The Greens). In 1997 he was sentenced to a year in prison for throwing an egg at the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen. He went into hiding for two years, reappearing to serve his sentence in 1999.

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