Scuffles, water cannon at final anti-G20 march in Hamburg

By REUTERS
July 9, 2017 01:25
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HAMBURG- Hundreds of hooded anti-capitalist militants scuffled with German police on the fringes of a largely peaceful march on Saturday against a G20 summit of global leaders in Hamburg, after two days of violent clashes which marred the G20 summit.

In the late evening, after leaders had left Hamburg, police turned on water cannon to disperse remaining protestors, many drunk, who started throwing bottles and other objects. Emergency services said they were treating injured people but gave no numbers.

Tensions had been high all day after riots on Friday night when radicals looted shops, torched cars and hurled objects. The city center was in lock down with luxury shops along the main streets barricaded up and many protected by security guards.

More than 50,000 people gathered for a "G20 - not welcome" demonstration in the port city in the afternoon. At one point a group of about 120 people, some masked, kicked police and attacked them with flagpoles before running away.


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