Hamburg under siege for G20

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Well the anti-capitalist protesters are in full swing today at the G20 summit hosted in Hamburg, Germany… they’ve torched cares, fought with police, and even blocked First Lady Melania Trump at her residence there.

Sh*t’s gettin’ out of hand with these liberals, ya’ll!

As written for Yahoo! News by Yannick Pasquet and Frank Zeller:

Hamburg police were also forced to call in reinforcements from other parts of Germany, as Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the violence wrought by demonstrators as “unacceptable”. Merkel said she could understand peaceful protests, but demonstrations that “put peoples’ lives in danger, put the protesters’ own lives in danger… are unacceptable”. Hundreds of hard-left activists forced US President Donald Trump’s wife to cancel her programme for the day.

Ahead of a planned concert this evening for G20 leaders and their spouses at the port city’s new landmark Elbphilharmonie concert hall, protesters were concentrating their efforts at blocking access to the site.

At 5:15 pm, some 500 demonstrators, many from activist group Attac, suddenly emerged from side streets and massed on an outlook platform within 400 metres of the gleaming new concert house separated by water and by police along the only road access bridge.

But they were thwarted by police who had water cannons at the ready, and first dignitaries were seen arriving at the site. On the eve of the summit of the leaders of the world’s top 20 economies, a protest march in the northern port city by 12,000 people quickly got out of hand.

After a hard core of around 1,000 black-clad militants ignored authorities’ demands to remove their masks, riot police moved in with water cannon trucks and tear gas. That set the stage for hours of running battles between police and protesters in the back streets of Germany’s second city that left 111 police officers injured, authorities said.

Smoke on the water: Hamburg under siege for G20

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