|Manu||Date: Friday, 07-July-2017, 7:14 AM | Message # 1|
|Embarrassment for Merkel as G20 protests turn violent in Hamburg |
German police have clashed with anti-capitalist protesters in Hamburg before the G20 summit.
The trouble came as Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted world leaders for informal meetings at the venue nearby, ahead of the two-day event.
Water cannons and pepper spray were used to disperse the demonstrators, some of whom attacked security forces with bottles and stones.
The police say they moved in after a hardcore ignored demands to remove their black hoods.