Published by compdiskinc on July 7, 2017

G-20 Protests Resume in Hamburg, as Trump and Putin Prepare to Meet

G-20 Protests Resume in Hamburg, as Trump and Putin Prepare to Meet

• Several important issues are on the agenda of the meeting, including climate change, world trade, North Korea, Syria and Ukraine. Leaders will also meet in small groups.

• The summit brings together the world’s most powerful leaders, but the focus will probably be on a face-to-face basis: between President Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir V. Poutine. The two men have already shaken hands, although their only match starts at 15:45. local time.

• M. Trump was active on Twitter on Friday morning. He described the reaction to his speech in Poland and a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany as “brilliant” and said that “everyone here” speaks of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton campaign manager.

• M. Trump wants the United States to exercise its economic mastery of dictating the rules of world trade, but it does not appear that other countries want to follow. In this regard, the European Union and Japan have reached an agreement on Thursday on the general lines of a trade agreement that will reduce opportunities for US companies.

Hamburg woke up on Friday for buzzing helicopters and crying sirens as police rushed to keep abreast of protesters who had gathered at major intersections in the city in order to block roads the G-20 must take the Convention center Messehallen, the meeting place.

Demonstrators burned several vehicles and burned trash cans in the trash at night, and smoke columns were seen over the city again on Friday morning. Taxi drivers avoided downtown, some protesting, others protecting their vehicles.

“We remind you that concentrations in transit corridors will not be tolerated,” police said on Twitter. Authorities have used water cannons to prevent protesters from advancing.
The police presence was huge near the convention center. In anti-riots, including helmets, pads and face masks, police were put into small groups in a calm face with civilians who might or may not have the demonstrators. Officials said 20,000 police would be deployed.

Many streets in and around the city center – which is famous for its far left scene – were blocked to normal traffic, while the nearest public transport stations are open, albeit with an increase in security patrols.

Protests Thursday night turned violent as police moved to separate a group of masks and masks – which German legislation banned during public events – in a section of the 12 000 people who filled the streets outside security perimeter. – Melissa Eddy and Steven Erlanger

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