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G20 summit: Police clash with demonstrators in Hamburg

Police had to use water cannon, pepper sprays and batons to disperse the demonstrators

IANS  |  Hamburg 

G20 Summit 2016 in Hangzhou, China
File Photo of G20 Summit 2016 in Hangzhou, China

Massive German forces were deployed in as protest against summit resulted in clashes with security forces on Thursday, on the eve of the summit in

The "Welcome to Hell" rally kicked off on Thursday afternoon, Xinhua news agency reported.

had to use water cannon, pepper sprays and batons to disperse the demonstrators.

said on its Twitter account that the number of protesters rose to 12,000 in the evening. called on all peaceful demonstrators to distance themselves from these violent protesters.

"Violent men equip themselves with scaffolds and stones. We are appalled at the obvious violence," the said. A burning car was reported.

In various places in Altona and St. Pauli in Hamburg, attacks on forces and property damage were reported, said on Twitter, adding the figure of the injured is not yet known.

 

 

First Published: Fri, July 07 2017. 04:27 IST
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