‘Welcome to hell’: Hamburg burns, G20 protests spiral (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
At least 100 people have been arrested after protesters clashed with police on day two of the G20 summit in Hamburg.
Friday’s anti-establishment protest caused chaos in the northern German city as crowds set fire to cars and ransacked shops before attacking police with molotov cocktails.
READ MORE: Molotov cocktails & iron bars: G20 protests rage on in Hamburg, 200+ police injured
Parts of Hamburg were under a blanket of black smoke Friday while special forces used water canons in an effort to control the rioting. Some 200 officers were injured in the clashes.
Thousands more protesters have turned out for Saturday’s demonstration which has remained mostly peaceful so far, although a heavy police presence is visible.
08 July 201718:56 GMT
About 50,000 people took part in the anti-G20 protests Saturday, according to a statement from German police.
While most demonstrations were peaceful, officers did use their batons and deploy a water hose to control a crowd who were throwing bottles at police during the March in Millerntorplatz, read the statement.
Four officers were injured in the incident, but were able to continue in the line of duty.
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RT’s Lizzie Phelan, who is in Hamburg, said police are struggling to regain control of Schulterblatt street. Clashes have resumed in the push to prevent officers from entering.
police just now try to enter Schulterblatt in #Hamburg again. streets they lost last night. again chased out. #NoG20pic.twitter.com/EhWuteNDVL— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) July 8, 2017
LIVE on #Periscope: #NoG20 clashes resume 2 stop police entering Schulteblatt #Hamburghttps://t.co/Ke3MD62e7M— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) July 8, 2017
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Some clashes have broken out between police and G20 protesters at a demo in Hamburg city center on Saturday.
Video vom brutalen Angriff der @PolizeiHamburg bei @G20Demo#G20#NoG20#BlockG20#G20HH2017#G20Demohttps://t.co/dZt2IcM3h3— Perspektive Online (@PerspektiveOn) July 8, 2017
massive turnout. Insane numbers of police like columns of ants running through the crowd. #NoG20#welcometohell#Hamburgpic.twitter.com/L4ka3uk90n— Lizzie Phelan (@LizziePhelan) July 8, 2017
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Speaking Saturday about his bilateral meeting with the US President, Putin said the “Trump we see on TV is very much different from the real person”, and added he felt relations between the two countries could at least be partially restored. Trump described the meeting as “tremendous”.
READ MORE: Putin: Trump different than on TV, we can restore relations with US
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First Lady Melania Trump was sent in to separate US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a bid to end their two-hour talk on Friday, according to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
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Hamburg residents have been critical of their country’s decision to host the summit. One local compared Friday night’s violence to “civil war”.
Hamburg residents compare G20 clashes to 'civil war' https://t.co/TQW8CU1zMapic.twitter.com/jzUh8JoCOz— Ruptly (@Ruptly) July 8, 2017
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Watch live as protesters march against the G20 summit.
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Photos from Hamburg show the destruction resulting from Friday night’s clashes. Boarded-up businesses, disabled ATMs and copious amounts of spray paint are part of the aftermath.
Windows being boarded up after last nights violence in #Hamburg after anti #G20Summit demonstrators clashed with police pic.twitter.com/dxl6A16DHR— Peter George Oliver (@PeterGOliver_RT) July 8, 2017
More aftermath shots from last nights trouble in #hamburg clashes between anti #G20 demonstrators and police. pic.twitter.com/RW4MmUMHpB— Peter George Oliver (@PeterGOliver_RT) July 8, 2017
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VIDEO: Kissing anti-#G20 protesters blasted by police in #Hamburg; Follow live updates on the protests https://t.co/TEFOp8nbcK#G20HH17pic.twitter.com/YyWbyPQQrI— RT (@RT_com) July 8, 2017
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