“Welcome to Hell”

Krystal Buckle   10 July 2017 13:30

Three nights of violent protest have rocked Germany, as leaders of the world’s top economies met for the annual G20 summit.

Fires burned across Hamburg while hundreds of anti-capitalist demonstrators set fire to cars, threw stones and bottles at police and barricaded streets. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had hoped the G20 would provide an opportunity to demonstrate her country’s commitment to freedom of speech and tolerance of big demonstrations. “I have every understanding for peaceful demonstrations but violent demonstrations put human lives in danger,” she said.

20,000 police officers were deployed in Hamburg, using water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters. At least 200 officers were injured in the clashes. 

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