- Title: Protests hit Hamburg streets after G20 summit as night falls
- Date: 8th July 2017
- Summary: HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 8, 2017) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) **** WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY **** PEOPLE IN STREET RIOT POLICE RUNNING DOWN STREET WATER CANNON FIRING WATER AT PROTESTERS VARIOUS OF RIOT POLICE AND RIOT VANS IN STREET CROWD OF PROTESTERS APPROACHING RIOT POLICE SURROUNDED BY MEDIA PROTESTERS IN FRONT OF RIOT POLICE SURROUNDED BY MEDIA RIOT POLICE WALKING IN COLUMN RIOT POLICE STANDING IN LINE RIOT POLICE GATHERED TOGETHER IN GROUP IN STREET MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ON PAVEMENT AND PROTESTERS IN STREET RIOT POLICE ARRESTING TWO PEOPLE VARIOUS OF PROTESTER HELD BY RIOT POLICE RIOT POLICE WALKING IN COLUMN PEOPLE BEING USHERED AND PUSHED DOWN STREET BY RIOT POLICE WOMEN BEING PUSHED DOWN STREET BY RIOT POLICE VARIOUS OF RIOT POLICE CHARGING AT PROTESTERS RIOT VAN PUSHING PLANT POT OUT OF ROAD RIOT VAN REVERSING AS PLANTS LIE IN ROAD VARIOUS OF POLICE VANS MOVING IN COLUMN RIOT POLICE STANDING IN LINE NEXT TO LARGE VAN
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2017 22:37
- Keywords: G20 Hamburg Germany protests water cannon riot police
- Location: HAMBURG, GERMANY
- City: HAMBURG, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA0016OUXXZB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: German police attempted to disperse dozens of protesters in the early hours of Sunday (July 9) after a largely peaceful march on Saturday (July 8) 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 protesters, 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 centre was in lock down with luxury shops along the main streets barricaded up and many protected by security guards.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, facing an election in September, had sought to underscore her commitment to free speech by holding the summit in central Hamburg, a trading hub with a long tradition of leftist radicalism.
Images of smoke rising over parts of the city, burning cars, wrecked shops and streets awash with debris have, however, raised questions about her strategy, and police reinforcements from across Germany had to be dispatched to help.
In the last three days, more than 200 police officers have been injured. Some 143 people have been arrested and 122 taken into custody.
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