This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Germany: Trial of five defendants accused of involvement in Hamburg G20 riots kicks off04:57

Germany: Trial of five defendants accused of involvement in Hamburg G20 riots kicks off

Germany, Hamburg
December 3, 2020 at 19:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

The trial of five defendants accused of being involved in a violent protest in the Rondenbarg area of Hamburg, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in 2017, started at the Hamburg Higher District Court on Thursday.

Being at that time minors, the five defendants now aged between 19 and 21 appeared in front of a juvenile criminal division of the regional court.

They are facing accusations of a serious breach of the peace along with serious assaults on law enforcement officers and personal injury attempts. Other charges include the formation of armed groups and carrying out property damage.

On Thursday morning, shortly before the court hearing, around 40 people gathered in front of the courthouse for a solidarity rally to show support for the activists who are on trial.

Another protest instigated by a left-wing movement is expected in Hamburg, near the main train station, on Saturday.

The defendants are believed to have participated in the march of 150- 200 dressed in black G20 opponents on July 7, 2017, from the Altona Volkspark to Hamburg downtown.

According to the prosecution, stones were thrown at officers from the crowd as police units stopped the rally in Rondenbarg street.

Violence erupted over three nights in July 2017, as a number of buildings got damaged, stores looted and vehicles set ablaze. Dozens of police officers were injured in scuffles with groups of anti-G20 demonstrators.

Hamburg authorities estimated the damage by the mass protests to be worth €12 million ($14.5 million). More than 400 people were arrested during the riots on the sidelines of the summit.

Germany: Trial of five defendants accused of involvement in Hamburg G20 riots kicks off04:57
No Account? Sign up!
Description

The trial of five defendants accused of being involved in a violent protest in the Rondenbarg area of Hamburg, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in 2017, started at the Hamburg Higher District Court on Thursday.

Being at that time minors, the five defendants now aged between 19 and 21 appeared in front of a juvenile criminal division of the regional court.

They are facing accusations of a serious breach of the peace along with serious assaults on law enforcement officers and personal injury attempts. Other charges include the formation of armed groups and carrying out property damage.

On Thursday morning, shortly before the court hearing, around 40 people gathered in front of the courthouse for a solidarity rally to show support for the activists who are on trial.

Another protest instigated by a left-wing movement is expected in Hamburg, near the main train station, on Saturday.

The defendants are believed to have participated in the march of 150- 200 dressed in black G20 opponents on July 7, 2017, from the Altona Volkspark to Hamburg downtown.

According to the prosecution, stones were thrown at officers from the crowd as police units stopped the rally in Rondenbarg street.

Violence erupted over three nights in July 2017, as a number of buildings got damaged, stores looted and vehicles set ablaze. Dozens of police officers were injured in scuffles with groups of anti-G20 demonstrators.

Hamburg authorities estimated the damage by the mass protests to be worth €12 million ($14.5 million). More than 400 people were arrested during the riots on the sidelines of the summit.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
04:10
X Games here I come! Watch 7 y/o Vasilisa from Moscow performing snowboarding tricks & breaking recordsX Games here I come! Watch 7 y/o Vasilisa from Moscow performing snowboarding tricks & breaking records
January 22, 2021 at 07:54 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:53
USA: Biden orders review of 'domestic violent extremism' threat following Capitol stormingUSA: Biden orders review of 'domestic violent extremism' threat following Capitol storming
January 22, 2021 at 23:09 GMT +00:00
02:17
Italy: 10-year-old girl dies after taking part in TikTok challengeItaly: 10-year-old girl dies after taking part in TikTok challenge
January 22, 2021 at 17:46 GMT +00:00
04:32
Feel the burn! 91 y/o Chinese barber uses hot iron bar to trim hairFeel the burn! 91 y/o Chinese barber uses hot iron bar to trim hair
January 23, 2021 at 05:22 GMT +00:00
03:11
Russia: Dozens arrested as Navalny supporters rally across the country Russia: Dozens arrested as Navalny supporters rally across the country
January 23, 2021 at 12:06 GMT +00:00
03:19
Fisherman's best friend - cat accompanies owner on fishing trips in Russia’s Far East Fisherman's best friend - cat accompanies owner on fishing trips in Russia’s Far East
January 23, 2021 at 10:09 GMT +00:00
02:06
Russia: Police detain supporters of Navalny at Moscow rally Russia: Police detain supporters of Navalny at Moscow rally
January 23, 2021 at 12:51 GMT +00:00
02:46
Chile: Chaos in Santiago as police fire water cannon at anti-government protestersChile: Chaos in Santiago as police fire water cannon at anti-government protesters
January 23, 2021 at 04:48 GMT +00:00
02:15
China: COVID testing continues in Beijing district after two cases of UK strain foundChina: COVID testing continues in Beijing district after two cases of UK strain found
January 23, 2021 at 09:58 GMT +00:00
02:10
Hong Kong: Thousands in lockdown as police cordons off area to curb COVID outbreakHong Kong: Thousands in lockdown as police cordons off area to curb COVID outbreak
January 23, 2021 at 08:17 GMT +00:00
02:12
Syria: Family of four killed in missile attack in HamaSyria: Family of four killed in missile attack in Hama
January 22, 2021 at 17:06 GMT +00:00
02:24
France: Protesters hit streets of Paris for rally against job lossesFrance: Protesters hit streets of Paris for rally against job losses
January 23, 2021 at 14:57 GMT +00:00
02:30
Germany: Protesters demand release of Navalny at Munich rallyGermany: Protesters demand release of Navalny at Munich rally
January 23, 2021 at 11:23 GMT +00:00
04:40
World's tallest swing ride open for business at Bollywood Parks in DubaiWorld's tallest swing ride open for business at Bollywood Parks in Dubai
January 22, 2021 at 14:30 GMT +00:00
04:54
Russia: Larry King talks to Lavrov about Trump and Salisbury caseRussia: Larry King talks to Lavrov about Trump and Salisbury case
July 13, 2018 at 02:07 GMT +00:00
03:43
Russia: Police detain Navalny supporters at unauthorised rallies across countryRussia: Police detain Navalny supporters at unauthorised rallies across country
January 23, 2021 at 16:32 GMT +00:00
02:54
Norway: 'I’ve never seen fake news' – Larry KingNorway: 'I’ve never seen fake news' – Larry King
June 21, 2017 at 15:11 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:54
UAE: McGregor and Poirier hold final weigh-in ahead of UFC 257 boutUAE: McGregor and Poirier hold final weigh-in ahead of UFC 257 bout
January 23, 2021 at 02:02 GMT +00:00
05:00
Russia: Moscow police detain Navalny supporters as thousands gather for unauthorised protestRussia: Moscow police detain Navalny supporters as thousands gather for unauthorised protest
January 23, 2021 at 15:58 GMT +00:00
01:34
Portugal: Health care system in crisis as country records world's highest incidence ratePortugal: Health care system in crisis as country records world's highest incidence rate
January 23, 2021 at 00:24 GMT +00:00
03:50
Spain: Madrid's pandemic hospital continues to receive patients amid rising COVID-19 cases Spain: Madrid's pandemic hospital continues to receive patients amid rising COVID-19 cases
January 22, 2021 at 20:27 GMT +00:00
01:24
Spain: Storm Hortense wreaks havoc in MadridSpain: Storm Hortense wreaks havoc in Madrid
January 22, 2021 at 20:42 GMT +00:00
04:53
25 y/o Argentine footballer launches paternity suit to be recognised as Maradona's daughter25 y/o Argentine footballer launches paternity suit to be recognised as Maradona's daughter
January 23, 2021 at 03:04 GMT +00:00
02:14
San Francisco parlour releases ‘Kamala Harris’ ice cream to celebrate new VPSan Francisco parlour releases ‘Kamala Harris’ ice cream to celebrate new VP
January 23, 2021 at 09:09 GMT +00:00
05:33
Meet Grimsby teacher Zane delivering packed meals to children amid UK lockdownMeet Grimsby teacher Zane delivering packed meals to children amid UK lockdown
January 21, 2021 at 07:32 GMT +00:00
View all videos