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Militant anarchists continued violent protests in Hamburg for the second day as the G20 summit kicked off in the city. According to local press, at least 45 people have been detained and 159 police officers have been wounded in clashes. For the second day, police had to resort to water cannon to disperse protesters while dozens of were set on fire in the suburb of Altona.

As Reuters adds "for the 1,000 hard-left militants who wreaked havoc on the streets of Hamburg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel could not have chosen a better location to hold the G20 summit." That's because the dense, urban environment allows them to disperse and hide easily, and the city is full symbols of the wealth they detest - from the gleaming 800 million euro ($913 million) Elbphilharmonie concert hall to the shipyards that build luxury yachts.

As the July 7-8 summit started on Friday, Black Bloc anarchists and other anti-capitalist protesters sat in groups on main intersections, blocking streets and bridges leading to the summit venue as well as a road used by trucks at Hamburg Port. On Thursday night, they hurled beer bottles, blocked roads using trash bins and set cars on fire.

On Friday morning, G20 protesters staged a sit-in demonstration and blocked a road in Hamburg. Police said that they tried to urge the protesters to disperse peacefully, but then deployed water cannon to clear the road.

A Black Bloc activist who gave her name as Noura blamed police intransigence for the violence. "The police represent a government that says it is open and tolerant," said the 27-year-old, who came from the western town of Krefeld and was trying to talk male friends out of hurling beer bottles at riot police.

"We just want them to listen to us and take our ideas seriously," she said. "How do they want these young people not to be angry when they dismiss them all as a bunch of violent thugs?"

The Black Bloc movement, which gained prominence in the 1980s with violent protests against nuclear power and squatter evacuations, wants to end capitalism and replace it with a libertarian system void of state power and money.

Hamburg locals watched the violence unfold from their balconies on Thursday night, as police officers in full riot gear chased groups of mostly teenage Black Bloc activists who splintered when they saw the police approach, hiding in alleys on a hill on the northern bank of the Elbe River.

 

Several Black Bloc youth responded with "Get lost!" when approached by journalists, fearing that reporters wearing helmets were undercover police.

Meanwhile, Hamburg police requested reinforcements following overnight clashes in the city, according to Germany’s Welt newspaper, citing police officials. Berlin and Baden-Württemberg police units deployed 200 more officers each in addition to the 20,000 or so already providing security during the G20 summit. A police helicopter was nearly hit by a pistol flare light on Friday, the Hamburg police tweeted. At one point, the Hamburg police had to deny that the local army was getting involved, tweeting that "we are receiving no support from the army at the G20. There are clear constitutional limits on how we operate."

The comment was prompted by a photo which showed armed vehicles belonging to the Bundeswehr (Germany army) moving towards Altona.

Subsequently, Spiegel reported that the German army was transporting materials on orders from the police.

As a testament to the severity of the local protest, First Lady Melania Trump was stuck inside her guesthouse in Hamburg her spokeswoman told German news agency DPA, which was confirmed by US sources.

Melania Trump acknowledged the G20 protests earlier on Friday, saying she hopes everyone stays safe.

The first lady was due to attend an event for the spouses of world leaders, organized by the husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Joachim Sauer.

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However, the most striking feature of the Hamburg violence was the pervasive attacks on cars by leftist protesters who set several cars on fire in Altona, several police vehicles also were vandalized, according to Hamburg police, who tweeted the images of police vans with black paint and smashed windows.

A video recorded in the neighborhood of Altona on Friday morning showed what looked like a war zone.

Twitter was flooded with pictures and videos showing burning cars in the streets of Altona.

It wasn't just cars: The Local's Emma Anderson reported that she was walking through the places hit by rioting. She has seen a bank with its windows smashed in, boarded up shops, and more burned out cars.

With the summit set to continue into Saturday, it remains to be seen if the local police will be able to maintain peace and order on its own, or if this will be the first time ever Germany has been forced to call in the army to prevent violent protesters from overrunning the G-20 summit.

Meanwhile, for most of the Hamburg population, among the chaos the following picture summarizes the mood best: "I'm a local and I just want to go to the supermarket'


Comments

40MikeMike Jul 8, 2017 12:43 PM Permalink

The Fannytifascists must remember it is the liberal elites who they are fighting.If they think for a second it's the adults with intelligence they will be crushed like bugs.Keep it up against the dangerous and stupid leftys and for heaven's  sake remember it is Muslims who caused all of it. They just can't make civilization work at any level.That's what you get when you hate women so much. 

Fireman Jul 8, 2017 4:44 AM Permalink

The pigs just like the "anti fa" pierced & tatooed sub-working class bums are two teams owned by the same meat puppeteers. Think NFL or football league BS. Destroying the city where the worker bees live and burning their cars IS the agenda allowing the elites to clamp down even more on the rights of the worker bees. If the so-called anti fa lowlife bums want to protest the elite or murder them then why wait for a G 20 meeting, why not go after them one by one and take them out like a real revolutionary would? Why not stalk "Soros"and eliminate him? This is nothing more than street theater and like all the ongoing false flags and state orchestrated terrorist muzz attacks on innocent victims the powers behind the curtain are responsible and seek only to enslave us more. How many of these so-called anti fa Black Bloc scum are in fact elitist owned pigs? 
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Onward to the co££ap$€ of fiat filth and the eradication of the banksters and their political whores that peddle it.

Faeriedust Jul 7, 2017 10:48 PM Permalink

One would think that SOMEBODY would notice that it's become the standard routine for every meeting of the world's leaders to be "protested" with dangerous violence.  One would think that the leaders of the "free world" would realize that something is wrong when they have to be protected by serried lines of infantry with full Roman shields and water cannon just to have a business meeting.  One would think that somebody would realize that John F. Kennedy was successfully assassinated because in 1963, it was NORMAL for the President of the United States to appear in an open vehicle so that the people he ruled could see and wave at him!  Who thinks that ANY of the G-20 leaders would dare that today?Growing up in the 1960s, I was taught that leaders of Democracies didn't need secret police or even more than a token honor guard, because they were CHOSEN BY THE PEOPLE.  I was taught that Democracies didn't torture prisoners, because we were honorable and decent, not like Those Other Countries.  I was taught that our strength was in the support of the PEOPLE, not the oppressive power of police and military, and that any government that needed to spy on its population or defend itself with force from its own people needed to get out of Dodge because it was doomed.  And in the meantime it was Evil, and its people had every right to use every means available to them to oppose it and bring it down.  And those who did so were heroes.So the leaders of the most powerful nations of the world get together in one of the ostensibly leading democracies . . . and demonstrate that they and their governments are thoroughly detested by all of the world's people.  Do you think they get the message?  Do you think they care?  Do you honestly think that they can continue to hang on when they are held in near-universal contempt? (Except for Putin.  All evidence is that Putin is extremely well-liked by everyone except a few direct political rivals.)  But really.  Pitched battles and burning obstacle courses through any town that hosts these meetings, and they keep claiming to be legitimate representatives of free peoples? 

Catahoula Jul 7, 2017 3:27 PM Permalink

At the end of the day, rioters will retreat and use govt food stamps to get a bite to eat, return to their govt subsidized flats, smoke, snort, shoot some dope, fuck each other's ass, and take some more selfies before turning in for the night. Tomorrow is a repeat of yesterday in the minds of these pitiful cockroaches 

Village-idiot Jul 7, 2017 3:27 PM Permalink

They're rioting because they're getting paid to riot.The moslem invasion is designed to further the destruction of the West.Both are working towards the same end. George S. expects to make huge profits out of this.

Village-idiot Jul 7, 2017 3:11 PM Permalink

In 2010 the G7 had their meeting in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. It took place in February so it was very cold and the only way to get there was by plane.There were no riots or any other problems.

az_patriot (not verified) Jul 7, 2017 2:27 PM Permalink

Want to protest?  Fine.  Want to destroy other people's property in the process?  You should be arrested, carted off in handcuffs, and forced to repay for all the damage you've caused.  The fact that the police in Hamburg are even remotely allowing this nonsense to take place is disgusting.

surfvin Jul 7, 2017 2:00 PM Permalink

Hey lefties better stop burning banks that's where your life blood comes from. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. WTF is a left wing anarchist anyway,that's an oxymoron,a parodox makes them a blatant obvious fraud. Only the money changers would produce such a duplicitous abomination. Anarchists despise communists,fascists and collectivists of ALL stripes!

ThorAss Jul 7, 2017 12:54 PM Permalink

Hang on! Libertarian without capitalism is like carniverous without meat. WHAT THEY REALLY SHOULD BE ANTI IS CRONYISM, CORPORATISM, and socialism. But somehow doubt they've thought their Utopia all the way thru.

Falconsixone Jul 7, 2017 12:51 PM Permalink

Hey!    That's my car! They'll fight the facemen ruler's but not the invading army dressed in new nike's laying on their girl friends by the dozens.... hmm? Burn a central bank or a govt. building once in a while if you want their attention...allegedly  then chop a fire hose........?

alfbell Jul 7, 2017 12:31 PM Permalink

They should have these meetings on a cruise vessel in a secret location out on the ocean. End of problem. No riots, no destruction of property, no collateral damage, no innocent people hurt, etc. 2nd benefit: we could then sink that boat and that would be the end of all of our world problems.

az_patriot (not verified) Jul 7, 2017 12:01 PM Permalink

These leftist, anarchist nutjobs scream "no government!" but you can bet that these assholes would be the first in line to dictate every aspect of your life if THEY could become the "government".  Which is their goal.

Madcow Jul 7, 2017 11:58 AM Permalink

The problem with "Europe" is GARP. (Global Authoritarian Rule by Pedophiles).Unelected totalitarian bureaucrats - who simply refuse to understand the consequences of their policies or learn from their mistakes - have created a permanent political crisis.Now that it is clear there is no hope for the future and no chance of political reform, the only thing people have to cling on to is nationalism and violence.  

Catahoula Jul 7, 2017 11:50 AM Permalink

Bums who lament capitalism and govt yet the very same animals who live in govt housing, get foodstamps, get free healthcare, refuse to work, and usurp the working taxpayer. If one didnt know better, he might think the clowns actually stand for something

pocomotion Jul 7, 2017 11:45 AM Permalink

"I came here tonight, I didn't know what to expect. I seen a lot of people hate me and I didn't know what to feel about that so I guess they didn't like much nothin' either. During this fight, I've seen a lot of changing, the way yous feel about me, and in the way I felt about you. In here, there were two guys killing each other, but I guess that's better than 20 million. I guess what I'm trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!" Rocky, Rocky, Rocky, Rocky,Rocky, Rocky, Rocky, Rocky,Rocky, Rocky, Rocky, Rocky,Rocky, Rocky, Rocky, Rocky!!!!

Trogdor Jul 7, 2017 11:41 AM Permalink

Kind of makes me wonder is this is astroturf ... the Germans can't seem to generate this kind of outrage as their country is being usurped by "rapefugees" - so why do they get all upset about this?  Providing a perfect reason for the PTB to crack down ...

dogismycopilot Jul 7, 2017 11:29 AM Permalink

Protip for ZHrs: you want to watch out for those water cannons. The pressure can be dialed up high enough to blast your eyeballs out of your eye sockets. Let the ANTIFA fuck sticks play in them, but you definately want to wear eye pro and avoid getting hit in the face.

The Gladiator Jul 7, 2017 11:22 AM Permalink

Dam,Tylers. You can get a proof reader for little of nothing now days.Just ONE example from this article: "while dozens of were set on fire in the suburb of Altona." It is obvious after seeing the pics the sentence should have included the word "cars",but like I said. Just one of many.

Deep Snorkeler Jul 7, 2017 11:07 AM Permalink

Crazed 1,000 hard-left, militant anarchists!Where are the nihilists when we really need them?Where are the Vietnam era dirty hippie-communists?I hope Melania's Pilates schedule isn't interruptedor her wardrobe rumpled.Trump should Twitter-flagellate those protesters.