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Germany: Hamburg bolsters security measures ahead of G20 summit02:50

Germany: Hamburg bolsters security measures ahead of G20 summit

Germany, Hamburg
June 22, 2017 at 16:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

Increased police presence could be observed at Hamburg’s Fair and Congressional Centre, on Thursday, as the city prepares to host this year's G20 summit.

Police vans and patrols were deployed around the venue, and as the summit nears, more measures are expected to follow, including horse squads, special units, water cannons and more restricted areas.

The security measures and the organisation of the event in a traditionally leftist neighbourhood of the northern German city triggered mixed reactions from local residents. "While some residents were supportive of the increased security measures, others called it "exaggerated, excessive."

The 12th G20 summit will be held in the city of Hamburg on July 7 and 8, and will see the partecipation of the leaders of 19 major economies and the EU.

Germany: Hamburg bolsters security measures ahead of G20 summit02:50
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Increased police presence could be observed at Hamburg’s Fair and Congressional Centre, on Thursday, as the city prepares to host this year's G20 summit.

Police vans and patrols were deployed around the venue, and as the summit nears, more measures are expected to follow, including horse squads, special units, water cannons and more restricted areas.

The security measures and the organisation of the event in a traditionally leftist neighbourhood of the northern German city triggered mixed reactions from local residents. "While some residents were supportive of the increased security measures, others called it "exaggerated, excessive."

The 12th G20 summit will be held in the city of Hamburg on July 7 and 8, and will see the partecipation of the leaders of 19 major economies and the EU.

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