Clashes rage despite end of G20 summit

Clashes rage despite end of G20 summit
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Hamburg saw another night of violence, even though world leaders had already left

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World leaders had left Hamburg after the G20 summit, but tension on the streets boiled over, with more violence into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Clashes have marred the gathering of the Group of 20 leading economies yet Saturday had seen good-natured protests until things turned ugly late on.

And when bottles and other objects started to be thrown, police turned on the water cannon.

Emergency services said they were treating injured people but gave no numbers.

Hooded protesters clash with police at final anti-G20 demonstration after days of violence in Hamburg https://t.co/rMsbaTLyOXpic.twitter.com/xuPCUSvlkT

— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) 9 juillet 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel has faced criticism for hosting the summit in a big city despite the risk of violent protests against capitalism and globalisation.

Over recent days, more than 200 police officers have been injured in clashes and over 140 people arrested.

Hamburg residents are also angry at the damage caused. Merkel says they will receive compensation.

They had a 'blind appetite for destruction.' Hamburg residents react to violent anti-#G20 protests #G20HAMpic.twitter.com/FQnZ13Vtlr

— dwnews (@dwnews) 8 juillet 2017

Merkel, who met police and security forces after the summit to thank them, condemned the violence but stressed that the majority were peaceful and legitimate protesters.

The head of Hamburg police earlier expressed shock at the “wave of destructive anger”, rioting and arson since Thursday.

Who is to blame for the riots that hit Hamburg during the G20? https://t.co/SWHjjfD8Pypic.twitter.com/Dy6n8MAnd8

— The Local Germany (@TheLocalGermany) 8 juillet 2017

with Reuters

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