1. Various of American actor David Hasselhoff arriving at Berlin Wall, surrounded by media
2. Wide of Hasselhoff arriving at news conference, holding up t-shirt with slogan (English) "Berlin Loves You"
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Hasselhoff, actor leading protest to protect Berlin Wall:
"This last piece of the wall is really sacred. It's the last memorial to the people who died and to the perseverance of freedom."
4. Cutaway of media
5. SOUNDBITE: (English) David Hasselhoff, actor leading protest to protect Berlin Wall:
"What the wall is about. It's about people and it's about hearts that were broken, hearts that were torn apart and lives that were lost. That's what these people are talking about today, it's not a piece of real estate."
6. Pan from media to Hasselhoff holding newspaper article commemorating his performance at the Berlin Wall on New Year's Eve 1989/1990
7. Wide of protest at Berlin Wall
8. Hasselhoff walking through crowds at protest, surrounded by media
9. Wide of Hasselhoff in caravan
10. Hasselhoff singing his song "Looking for Freedom" from back of caravan
11. Wide of protest
12. Protesters standing next to Berlin Wall
13. SOUNDBITE: (German) Rohardt Junge, protester:
"I'm here because I'd like to see the East Side Gallery preserved as it is, and because I think it's a nonsensical idea to build luxury apartments here."
14. Wide of protesters walking
15. SOUNDBITE: (German) Andreas Baummueller, protester:
"I hope that the (Berlin) Senate realises that this is about much more than just some apartments for a few people. It is about preserving the city's atmosphere."
David Hasselhoff has put his name behind a campaign to preserve one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall.
And in Germany, The Hoff's name carries weight.
The American actor best known for starring in "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch" is fondly remembered by many Germans for releasing a schmaltzy song called "Looking for Freedom" shortly before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.
Hasselhoff said on Sunday that a real estate developer's plans to move part of the wall was "like tearing down an Indian burial ground" because of the great historical importance it had.
"This last piece of the wall is really sacred. It's the last memorial to the people who died and to the perseverance of freedom," he told a news conference in Berlin.
Hasselhoff drew crowds of fans as he joined protesters at the remaining part of the wall, known as the East Side Gallery.
Standing in the back of a bus, that served as a makeshift stage, Hasselhoff sang "Looking for Freedom," with many in the crowd singing along.
Berliners have rallied against the plan they say is part of a wider trend of steamrollering Berlin's tumultuous history to make way for gleaming developments in the now unified capital.
"I hope that the (Berlin) Senate realises that this is about much more than just some apartments for a few people. It is about preserving the city's atmosphere," said protester Andreas Baummueller.