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Germany: Thousands hit Munich's streets to protest the G7 summit01:22

Germany: Thousands hit Munich's streets to protest the G7 summit

Germany, Munich
June 4, 2015 at 13:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Munich, Thursday to present their demands to the leaders of the G7 who are due to meet this weekend in the Bavarian town of Elmau. According to protest organisers the total figure of people in attendance stood at 35,700.

Activists from 71 nations descended on Karlsplatz in the city centre carrying posters and banners decrying environmental damage, corporatism and the downsides of globalisation. Among those in the activists' firing line were TTIP, Monsanto and Frontex. Protesters called for an end to poverty, inequality and environmental degradation, for which they hold the G7 leaders responsible.

At the time of writing no arrests or disturbances had been reported by Munich police.

Germany: Thousands hit Munich's streets to protest the G7 summit01:22
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Munich, Thursday to present their demands to the leaders of the G7 who are due to meet this weekend in the Bavarian town of Elmau. According to protest organisers the total figure of people in attendance stood at 35,700.

Activists from 71 nations descended on Karlsplatz in the city centre carrying posters and banners decrying environmental damage, corporatism and the downsides of globalisation. Among those in the activists' firing line were TTIP, Monsanto and Frontex. Protesters called for an end to poverty, inequality and environmental degradation, for which they hold the G7 leaders responsible.

At the time of writing no arrests or disturbances had been reported by Munich police.