The German city of Hamburg burns as “protesters” set fire to cars and throw Molotov cocktails.
The anti-G20 protesters seem to have kept their promise of “Welcome to Hell” as the city of Hamburg burns with fires they started. It’s not clear how torching cars is a way to fight alleged manmade climate change, which the protesters list as one of the sins of capitalism.
Reportedly, they have injured over a hundred police!
AFP reports, “Smoke on the water: Hamburg under siege for G20.”
On Thursday night on the eve of the summit of the leaders of the world’s top 20 economies including US President Donald Trump, a protest march in this 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 protestors in the back streets of Germany’s second city that left 111 police officers injured, authorities said.
Trouble resumed early Friday as well-organised groups of protestors tried to outfox the 20,000 heavily equipped officers locking down central Hamburg and prevent world leaders even getting to the summit venue.
Activists torched more cars, vandalised shops, threw petrol bombs, set fire to patrol vehicles near a police station and even fired flares at the several police helicopters buzzing overhead.
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