Police Dowse “Welcome to Hell” Protesters with Water Cannons

Police Dowse “Welcome to Hell” Protesters with Water Cannons

Police Dowse “Welcome to Hell” Protesters with Water Cannons

Angela Merkel not apologetic about the extreme violence in Hamburg, as if she is welcoming it.

The Latest on the Group of 20 Summit in Germany:

Friday, 7 July

9:45a Local time

Hamburg police say they have used a water cannon to clear a blockade by protesters ahead of the opening of the Group of 20 Summit.

Officers repeatedly used water cannons, as well as pepper spray and batons, Thursday evening amid clashes with violent protesters.

The Group of 20 Summit is getting underway in Hamburg, with terrorism, global trade and climate change among the issues on the agenda as leaders gather under tight security.

The host, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, says she hopes to find “compromises and answers” on a range of issues at the 2-day meeting of leading economic powers opening Friday.

While there’s little disagreement on fighting terrorism, prospects of finding common ground on climate change and trade look uncertain.

The meeting opens after violent encounters Thursday evening between police and the “Welcome to Hell” protesters elsewhere in  Germany’s large port city.

Police said that at least 76 officers were hurt, one of whom had to be taken to a hospital with an eye injury after a firework exploded in front of him.

Angela Merkel not apologetic about the extreme violence in Hamburg, as if she is welcoming it.

Stay tuned.

 

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