Why Hamburg Was The Perfect Storm For G-20 Chaos (In 1 Simple Chart)

Germany's second largest city, Hamburg, hosted the G20 this week. With 6,000 delegates and 3,000 members of the global media flocking to the city, residents and the police braced themselves... and rightly so.

Adding to the problems created by the somewhat baffling choice of a city center location, Hamburg is home to a burgeoning left wing scene, far from shy to take to the streets.

 Indeed, a number of protests took place, culiminating in Thursday's 'Welcome to Hell' march which ended in violent chaos, when around 8,000 leftwing radicals and anarchists descended on the location of the summit - the Congress Center - and fought with police.

Complicating the security operation further, the Congress Center is located on the edge of the 'Schanzenviertel', an area of the city much-loved and lived in by those involved with or sympathetic to left wing groups.

As Statista's Martin Armstrong details, according to the Hamburg police force, there are 1,090 known left wing extremists residing in the city, 620 of which are considered to be prone to violence. Looking to the whole of Germany, the figures grow to 26,700 and 7,700 respectively.

Infographic: Hamburg: A Perfect Storm For G20 Chaos? | Statista

You will find more statistics at Statista

The resources required to police this huge group of people left less available for the ever-present threat of jihadist terrorism. In addition to the far-left and far-right, there are believed to be at least 640 Salafists living in Hamburg. 310 of these have been classified as jihadist.

In the worst case, this could have ended up leading to a perfect storm of chaos... so why did Merkel decide Hamburg city center was the right place to do this?

Judging by CNN's response to the riots - blaming Trump, and claiming that this has never happened before - the answer is simple politics.

Which of course is utter crap, as G-20 Summits have been crushed by protests and riots (not sure of the difference aside from level of violence) since at least as far back at Clinton in 1999...

In fact take your pick.

Obama in London in 2009...

Obama in Toronto in 2010...

To name just a few.


Fireman Mon, 07/10/2017 - 03:12 Permalink

How many of the so-called Black Bloc are "Soros" paid scum or provocateur pigs in disguise?Hamburg was more of the same globalist street theater to allow STASI "Erika" even more authoritarian powers. Her CDU party is already attacking her SPD coalition "partners" to get the Hamburg SPD mayor to resign. It is all posturing before the election in September.

Gilford Mon, 07/10/2017 - 03:12 Permalink

The problem is Germans are complete pussies and leave everything up to the cops with strict rules of engagement i.e. right wing violence will be radically supressed and left wing violence will be tolerated with the cops getting beat up as sacrificial lambs.

SoDamnMad Gilford Mon, 07/10/2017 - 05:19 Permalink

I salute the police for the excellent work they did considering "someone up top" originally tied their hands on the first day. After approximately 190 were injured by rocks, paving stones and other thrown articles, I think the Union of police said enough is enough. The met force with force, moved strategically to catch the radicals off-balance and used force appropriate for the situation. I didn't hear about deaths like you hear daily from Venezuala.  You cover your face so you can trash businesses and attack law enforcement, you need your ass kicked and a boot on your face until the handcuffs go on. 

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ludwigvmises Gilford Mon, 07/10/2017 - 06:15 Permalink

The opposite is the truth. Right wing extremists like the Turks-killing NSU were dismissed and not looked into. "Hey its just a bunch of turks being shot, why would our police look into that". While left extremist groups like the 3rd generation of the Baader-Meinhoff gang/RAF is being sought after even today!

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researchfix Mon, 07/10/2017 - 05:11 Permalink

It was Merkel´s fault to bring this to Hamburg. It should better have been at Ramstein. There the people don´t molest the politicans. And the politicans don´t molest the citizens in their cities and life.

Ghordius Mon, 07/10/2017 - 03:29 Permalink

from a point of view of the police of the State of Hamburg... it's a success: no deathsmeanwhile, from a point of view of the political right, in Germany... it's a whopping successwhy? because they have already boxed the left into being symphatizers of all those demonstrators (and never mind that the left was represented there as much as the anarchist and the libertarian groups) which...... has several lime-light grabbing leaders doing the cardinal sin, here on the continent, of condoning violence in political expressionand the fastest result and consequence will probably be what is already being discussed now in several languages:- european police outfits share a database of right-wing violence-prone demonstrators. why not one for the left-wing?takeaway 1: the european left-wing protesting scene kind of lost a decade-old "virginity" of being nevertheless peaceful demonstrators, at least in principle, this weekend in Hamburg (it was bogus, but it was a bogus which the SPD held dear)takeaway 2: the whole circus has improved the CDU/CSU electoral hopes for the federal elections in September

tuetenueggel Ghordius Mon, 07/10/2017 - 05:54 Permalink

I don´t agree.War from lefts was orchestrated by politicians in advance. spD hamburg senate.Left courts allowed camps for crimals lefts.The more trouble the easier to install more violent war like martial law in France.21000 police officers couldn´t get master of 1 - 2000 hardcore violent idiots ?Don´t make me more stupid than I am. Show for the public. Not more. 

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Fourth Horseman Mon, 07/10/2017 - 03:32 Permalink

The #1 problem for humanity and freedom today are these communist groups and the funding/instigating kikes like soros. They infest all parts of society now and must be stopped.

They MUST be completely crushed and eliminated before we are all thrown back into a world war.

tuetenueggel Mon, 07/10/2017 - 05:21 Permalink

And all of thos 1090 lazy, uneducated idiots are payed their livelihood by state.More then 2000 were carried by state payed railway trains from Base ( CH ) to Hamburg.This is the way, how politics soon can make Hitler-like laws as Maas ( secretary of justice ) already did.A very bright future. In the bright light of burning German cities.

ludwigvmises Mon, 07/10/2017 - 06:13 Permalink

Wait, it wasn't bands of merauding muslims "rapefugees" laying devastation to Hamburg? It was amish white guys with 25 generations of pureblood German ancestors? Don't say!

put a kettle on Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:32 Permalink

Of course the media is trying to blame it on Trump. People of good conscious, who understand that the globalist agenda is not looking out for them, have been fighting in the streets against the G20 summits for decades. The MSM mouthpiece for that agenda finds a convenient scapegoat in Trump, just like they will for the coming financial disaster.

strickler Mon, 07/10/2017 - 11:03 Permalink

I love that leftists are destroying their own city.  Perhaps it will change the minds of the retailers and workers effected by these savages.