G20 summit protests LIVE / Police in Hamburg have updated the number of officers injured in the protests to 111
G20 SUMMIT PROTESTS LIVE – Express – THE G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany this weekend will be blighted by protests, with thousands of demonstrators marching against Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Police in Hamburg have updated the number of officers injured in the protests to 111. Der Spiegel cited an internal police message calling on “all available forces” to deal with a situation that risked becoming a “danger to life and limb”.
In a statement, they added that 44 people have been arrested. Authorities ave not given any details on the number of protestors who have been hurt. Police cleared dozens of protestors who attempted to block cars from accessing the G20 summit venue, Hamburg’s Trade Fair and Congress Centre.
Officers have also removed demonstrators from in front of the guest house of the Hamburg Senate, where US President Donald Trump is staying. Elsewhere in the city’s Altona district, a police operation is underway against “violent individuals” who threw petrol bombs and set fire to cars near a police station.
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Der Spiegel – Hamburg police ask for reinforcements
Amid reports of widespread rioting and car-burning in the Hamburg district of Altona and elsewhere in the city, Der Spiegel reports that Hamburg police have asked for reinforcements from elsewhere in the country.
“We have asked nationwide whether forces are free, and that is being examined,” a police source told the magazine, confirming that a total of around 15,000 policemen are already on duty around the G20 summit .
Der Spiegel cited an internal police message calling on “all available forces” to deal with a situation that risked becoming a “danger to life and limb”.
The Guardian – Vladimir Putin has said Russia will press other G20 nations to pool their efforts more closely in the fight against terrorism.
Speaking after a meeting of the so-called BRICS nations, the Russian president said Moscow would issue a call to “jointly neutralise political, economic, social and ideological conditions allowing the expansion of terrorism.”
He added: “No nation can deal with this evil on its own and offer a reliable protection to its citizens.” Putin is expected to raise the need for closer anti-terror cooperation at his meeting with US leader Donald Trump later.