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Germany: G20 protesters march on Hamburg detention centre holding hundreds of activists02:24

Germany: G20 protesters march on Hamburg detention centre holding hundreds of activists

Germany, Hamburg
July 9, 2017 at 20:11 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 1,000 protesters marched from the centre of Hamburg-Harburg, Sunday, to one of the city's temporary detention centres where many G20 demonstrators are being held, rallying in solidarity with the hundreds detained in relation to protests against this weekend's summit.

The demonstration was escorted by hundreds of police officers in riot gear, dozens of police vans, several water cannon trucks, and at least two bulldozers. The march was peaceful with no reports of violence.

Some 15,000 police were deployed in Hamburg to control protests against the 2017 G20 summit between July 7 and July 8. During the demonstrations on Friday, protesters believed to be members of the black bloc movement set some 20 cars alight, smashed windows and vandalised shops in the city. As a result of the clashes, a reported 200 police officers were injured with over 140 arrests over the weekend alone.

Germany: G20 protesters march on Hamburg detention centre holding hundreds of activists02:24
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Around 1,000 protesters marched from the centre of Hamburg-Harburg, Sunday, to one of the city's temporary detention centres where many G20 demonstrators are being held, rallying in solidarity with the hundreds detained in relation to protests against this weekend's summit.

The demonstration was escorted by hundreds of police officers in riot gear, dozens of police vans, several water cannon trucks, and at least two bulldozers. The march was peaceful with no reports of violence.

Some 15,000 police were deployed in Hamburg to control protests against the 2017 G20 summit between July 7 and July 8. During the demonstrations on Friday, protesters believed to be members of the black bloc movement set some 20 cars alight, smashed windows and vandalised shops in the city. As a result of the clashes, a reported 200 police officers were injured with over 140 arrests over the weekend alone.

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