Huge, peaceful protest march underway at G-20

2017-07-08 17:05
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Hamburg - Tens of thousands of peaceful protesters are taking to the streets on the third day of demonstrations against the Group of 20 summit, where violent riots have overshadowed some protest events.

About 20 000 protesters, including families, socialists, Kurdish groups and anarchists waving flags and shouting anti-capitalist slogans, marched through the city on Saturday as G-20 leaders were inside the summit grounds tackling contentious issues like climate change, trade and terrorism.

Thousands of police officers were accompanying the marches, but many had removed their helmets and watched as protesters sang, danced and played music.

The gathering Saturday afternoon came after aggressive riots overnight in the city's Schanzenviertel neighboirhood, which is only a few

Germany's top security official is denouncing the rioting in Hamburg during the Group of 20 summit and saying that it is "the opposite of democratic protest."

Looting and arson

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said meanwhile that after rioters set up street barricades, looted supermarkets and attacked police with slingshots: "These were unbounded violent excesses out of a desire for destruction and brutality".

He added that "completely uninhibited attacks against people and objects, looting and arson by anarchists from Germany and Europe, have nothing to do with political motives or protest."

De Maiziere said that police and judicial authorities must take a tough stance against such crimes and it is good that arrests were made.

Hamburg is Germany's second-largest city and has a strong militant scene. But de Maiziere said that "any criticism of the location of the meeting misjudges cause and effect".


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