Riot Police Use Water Cannons, Tear Gas To Disperse G-20 Protesters

Riot police in Hamburg used water cannons to disperse a large crowd of protesters who had gathered in the city’s parks in anticipation of the G-20 Summit, which will see world leaders – including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan – converge on the city for a two-day summit beginning Friday.

Police are cracking down on protesters, many of whom arrived in the city last week and set up camp, Occupy Wall Street-style, in the city’s parks. While pushing protesters out of the camps, police discovered a cache of weapons carried by the far-left and anarchist demonstrators, including throwing knives, telescopic batons, precision catapults and other items that could be used to cause very serious injury to law enforcement or others.

Clashes occurred Tuesday night in the Neuer Pferdemarkt area, where thousands of activists have been rallying throughout the day, according to Russia Today. At least 15,000 police officers from all of Germany’s federal states are being deployed to ensure public security at the G20 summit.

“We have every German special unit available to the summit,” Hamburg’s police president Ralf Meyer said Tuesday.



Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office is responsible for protecting the visiting leaders. Demonstrators who arrived early had been given until the start of this week to dismantle their protest camps around the city. Most refused, prompting police to forcefully disperse them.

Police clarified that protest camps are permitted, but protesters cannot stay in them overnight.

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to march in the city this week against globalization and what they say is corporate greed and a failure to tackle climate change, according to Reuters. German authorities believe around 8,000 demonstrators were prepared to use violence, the interior minister said on Tuesday. Some 20,000 police officers will be deployed.



According to Reuters, the Germany army fears protesters will use unarmed drones and that it has deployed a radar to locate any possible aerial intrusions. Earlier Tuesday, protesters dressed as zombies for the "1,000 Figure" march. Video is available below.





Osamabeentokin Bes Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:54 Permalink

Don't trust those armchair pundits to have consistent political views...half of them are baby boomer hippycrites who can't shake off the acid trip that revealed to them they would be the only awesome people in the world and now that they're old, they think freedom isn't fun if the young 'uns can enjoy it too...and the other half got their brains lobotomized by Ronald Reagan's new and improved dept. of education. I'm just here for the financial fear porn...

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UnhingedBecauseLucid Osamabeentokin Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:09 Permalink

I'd be surprised if even 0.5 % of them ever did acid, but I still like and agree with the general idea behind your premise.Even though you also forgot to mention that over 80% of them don't think "carrying capacity" is a thing... since I'm feeling generous today, I still awarded you with a +1 for reminding everyone of the only valid reason for browsing this site ...Congrats !

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adanata Bes Wed, 07/05/2017 - 15:23 Permalink

Fighting the oligarchy is great... unfortunately, in order to be effective... you have to actually know what you're fighting for. These people are all propaganda drones who have fallen for the climate change hoax meme and all the rest of the snowflake "ideology"; they believe they are fighting against the oligarchs/corporate greed, as they are oblivious of reality. They are unwitting minions fighting for what the oligarchs want: socialism, political correctness, fake "green" tech and all the rest. They are deluded into 'fighting' for their own [and our] destruction; they are unwittingly supporting the NWO because they know ziltch. I'm sure they wish we would all embrace Islam as the religion of peace.

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RagaMuffin Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:54 Permalink

“We have every German special unit available to the summit,” If there was ever an invitation to nail some where else in  Germany..............

HenryKissinger… (not verified) me123me Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:19 Permalink

Do these people have any idea what they are protesting? no, they are fat jobless tattoed white dindus ON WELFARE, drunk and totally harmless... germany's own version of brainwashed snowflakes: no muscle, no brain, and no engineering basements...NOW, THE IDENTITARIANS...… is something different.

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montresor (not verified) Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:03 Permalink

Looks like the kind of line that the Browning Automatic Rifle was made for.. Old tools for old problems...

itstippy small axe Wed, 07/05/2017 - 13:25 Permalink

My garage is full of crowbars, circular saw blades, lathe knives, steel pipes, linoleum cutters, gallons of flammables, etc.  In the garden shed are pickaxes, pitchforks, shovels, a machete, etc.  The basement has an assortment of projectile-flingers and toxic chemicals.  I often pile a bunch of this stuff into the back of the truck, along with gloves, face masks, and hard hats, and drive around on public roads.Then again, I probably wouldn't let the majority of the G20 protesters touch my stuff; they'd hurt themselves.  We need a more pragmatic and gritty style of protester.  The French farmers come to mind.  When the police dispersed their protest with water cannon the French farmers retreated, rearmed, and returned with giant motorized liquid-manure shit sprayers.  The second wave was huge air-powered hay flingers.  The police line crumbled as the officers were covered with liquid shit and a layer of itchy hay.  There are YouTube videos of the confrontation out there somewhere.  That's the kind of protest the G20 folks should be subjected to.

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lake Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:11 Permalink

This isn't the 60s. Protesting doesn't work. Today's leaders are mass murderers and plan to murder many more. Why would they care about wimpy protests?

Faeriedust lake Wed, 07/05/2017 - 20:59 Permalink

They don't.  Black Bloc and the others who have been training in old-style infantry tactics as well as guerilla warfare -- THAT scares them, because they're well on the way to developing a trained operational core of revolutionaries who are the equal of Special Forces units minus the heavy backup. The more complex a society is, the easier it is to fatally disrupt.You might not remember, but thirty years ago the only mobs these meetings had to prepare, plan, and pay for were the worshipful MSM press.  Mobilizing enough police to deal with 20,000 protesters of whom a couple thousand are prepared to inflict serious havoc, and doing it for every meeting, gets expensive at a time when all government budgets are strapped.

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koan Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:12 Permalink

“We have every German special unit available to the summit,”

Mean while Muslims continue to rape and pillage with impunity.

DirtySanchez (not verified) Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:14 Permalink

When the crowd becomes a threat....-Warn them.-LRAD-Water cannon.-Lock up anyone who does not heed these deterrants.-Hold them for maximum time period.-Permanent mark on record as an anarchist.

youngman Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:30 Permalink

So what are you doing this summer???  oh gollly...there is the G-20 summit..thats a cool one...and then there is usually a nice riot in Seattle..they have nice people there....and maybe go to burning man and a Phsych concert

Vageling Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:36 Permalink

LoL! Antifa and co at work. Morons. Boohoo G20! Davos? Bilderburg? Huh? Wazztha? Idiots!Guess they're extra pissed now because the police strip searched every bus and person. Thats raycist ya know. They're peaceful and shit *chuckles*.Hope tha Polizei gets a smash a antifag day. Crack some of those coconuts. Oh yeah, schadenboner material.They should pull these scum their welfare. 

Snot Boogie Vageling Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:43 Permalink

Are you a real person, with actual beliefs?  Does a real person actually think with words like these?  Supposing you are real, and not some propaganda fag, I think it is just great that people who have such genuine grievances against the globalists of the world (i.e. readers of ZH and these protestors) can be split apart with such stupid little words and simple sound-bytes of ideas.  The cognitive dissonance must be strong in someone like you.  

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Felix da Kat Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:34 Permalink

Shame that far too many of the Occupy-Hamburg disrupters fail to see how Trump is their hero; that Trump's purpose is nationalistic and against a cabal of globalizing controllers pushing for an open-borders, banker nirvana. Fortunately, Steve Bannon is a close advisor to President Trump. As far as Trump's agenda is concerned, attending the summit is an unnecessary risk... it is a very high-risk trip; you know there is some crafty person or group just planning to do something stupid.