David "The Hoff" Hasselhoff joined a campaign in Germany to keep what remains of the Berlin Wall as a monument after local developers had originally planned to demolish parts of the former Cold War symbol.
Cheered on by thousands of mostly young protesters who want the Wall to stay how it is, Hasselhoff performed his former hit song "Looking for Freedom" from the back of a van, singing into a megaphone. Recalling the time when in 1989 he was asked to sing the song on theBerlin Wall, Hasselhoff told reporters:
He said the Wall, "keeps the memories of all the families, the thousands and thousands of families that were torn apart alive."
Some 6,000 people recently demonstrated to keep the part of the Berlin Wall known as "East Side Gallery" intact after German media reported that investors had planned the construction of a 120 metre high building which would have required the demolition of part of the monument.
According to more recent media reports, no demolition is currently planned.