G20 demon­stra­tions

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

HAM­BURG: Ger­man po­lice used wa­ter can­non to dis­perse around 500 anti-cap­i­tal­ist pro­test­ers overnight in the port city of Ham­burg where Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel will host lead­ers of the G20 lead­ing economies in a two-day sum­mit start­ing to­mor­row.

Tens of thou­sands of pro­test­ers are ex­pected to march in the city this week against glob­al­i­sa­tion and what they say is cor­po­rate greed and a fail­ure to tackle cli­mate change. Ger­man au­thor­i­ties believe around 8 000 demon­stra­tors were pre­pared to use vi­o­lence, the in­te­rior min­is­ter said on Tues­day.

Some 20 000 po­lice of­fi­cers will be de­ployed. –

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