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Movement 2 June

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.

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