Anti-globalization activists have rioted for a second nighttime as Hamburg hosts the Group of 20 presidents, setting up street obstructions, looting supermarkets and assaulting police with slingshots and petrol bombs.
Police say riots are remarkably violent in the early hours of Saturday in the city’s Schanzenviertel neighborhood. Hundreds of officers went into buildings to arrest rioters while being attacked with cast-iron poles and Molotov concoctions shed from the roofs. Thirteen activists were arrested when special gangs stormed one building.
Some 500 people looted a supermarket in the neighborhood as well as smaller accumulations. Autoes were torched, street flames lighted as activists construct obstructions with garbage can and bikes.
World managers will come together later Saturday to attack issues including terrorism, climate change issues and trade.
Dozens of police officers improved moving pipelines in different regions of Hamburg and used ocean guns to force objectors away from streets across the city.
At least 45 demonstrators were arrested, 15 were temporarily detained, and 160 police officer were injured early Friday, including three officers who were hospitalized.
Hamburgs fire department said 11 demonstrators were severely injured and had to be transported to infirmaries after a few of them fell from a wall during confrontations with police.
The fire department said it plowed 26 parties and took 14 of them to the hospital. It is not immediately clear why the protesters were climbing the wall.
Earlier in the working day, first lady Melania Trump was forced to cancel her participation in a climate episode because of rallies at the G-2 0 summit Friday, the White House said.
Her spokeswoman told USA TODAY that Hamburg police were unable to clear the street enough for Mrs. Trump’s delegation to intelligence to the event.
“She was supposed to participate in the spousal program and was very much looking forward to it, ” she said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report