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JUST IN: Protesters clash with police outside G-20 summit in Hamburg

Protesters clash with police outside G-20 summit
Protesters at Hamburg, Germany, venue of Friday's G-20 summit

German riot police have clashed with protesters in Hamburg on Thursday evening as world leaders arrived ahead of Friday’s G20 summit.

Police fired water cannon and pepper spray at the protesters in Hamburg after a group of black-clad demonstrators threw bottles and other objects at riot police.

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Police expected around 100,000 protesters from around Europe, who say the G-20 has failed to solve many of the issues threatening world peace, to gather for the demonstration dubbed “Welcome to Hell” by the anti-capitalist groups behind it.

The demonstration is taking place approximately two miles from where the G20 summit is taking place.

US President Donald Trump arrived in Hamburg earlier Thursday following a visit to Warsaw, Poland.

Demonstrators have promised massive protests against three of the more contentious leaders – US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. reports that Trump faces the possibility of isolation over his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, and his “America First” policy.

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