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Fires set at entrance to Hamburg venue for G20 summit

AP  |  Berlin 

German police say fires have been set at an entrance to the trade fair grounds in Hamburg, which are to host a meeting of foreign ministers next month and the Group of 20 summit in July.

Hamburg police said witnesses reported fires late yesterday. Officers found that several garbage containers, a motorcycle, tires and part of the glass front of the entrance had been set ablaze, while stones had been thrown at the windows.

Police said today that witnesses reported that around 30 to 50 people, most of them masked, were responsible. They fled before officers arrived.

Foreign ministers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in will meet at the venue next month. A claim of responsibility was posted online under the handle "noOSCE noG20.

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First Published: Sun, November 27 2016. 20:13 IST