Source: Neon Nettle
Around 100,000 people have poured into Hamburg, Germany to protest against the New World Order ahead of this year’s meeting between world leaders.
German riot police stormed the streets and turned water cannons on protesters as officers used force to disperse crowds.
Dramatic scenes on the streets show injured protestors who’ve been violently beaten and pepper sprayed by armed police.
The people are rising up in defiance of this year’s G20 summit in Hamburg.German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders are set to discuss New Wolrd Order agenda and other globalist policies such as international trade and climate change.
Daily Mail reports: Up to 20,000 police officers were on duty to watch over the main demonstration, organized by the alliance of anti-capitalist groups.
Police are already investigating whether an overnight fire which burned down a luxury Porsche car dealership in Hamburg was an arson attack linked to the summit. Demonstrators gathered at a riverside plaza used for Hamburg’s weekly fish market before setting off on a march through the city.
Organizers quickly called an end to the march after the violence broke out, police said. But skirmishes continued, with police advancing down the street with two water cannons while being pelted with bottles by a group of black-clad people.
A nearby building was plastered with the slogan ‘Borderless solidarity instead of nationalism: attack the G-20.’ A small group on the roof set off fireworks.
Police said windows at a furniture store and a bank were damaged. There was no immediate word on a number of arrests or injuries.
The event poses a challenge for those tasked with securing the summit of leaders from the world’s 20 biggest economies, hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
She faces monumental talks on navigating through divisive issues including trade and “climate change”.Merkel will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and has already greeted Donald Trump, who today called on NATO allies to spend more on defense and claimed he would ‘confront’ North Korea.
The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Donald Trump have discussed issues including North Korea, the situation in the Middle East and the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
A brief government statement gave no further details of the discussion, which lasted a little over an hour, other than to say they discussed ‘some issues on the G20 agenda.’ It said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also participated.
Trump will also have his first session with Russian President Vladimir Putin since he called Russia’s behavior ‘destabilizing’ – a description the Kremlin rejected.
Merkel, who is running for a fourth term in a September election, stressed today that she was committed to an open international trading system, despite fears of US protectionism under Trump. ‘We are united in our will to strengthen multilateral relations at the G20 summit… We need an open society, especially open trade flows,’ she said in Berlin.
Several small demonstrations in Hamburg this week have passed off relatively peacefully. On Wednesday more than 7,000 revelers staged a march waving placards denouncing capitalism and G20 leaders.
Locals are unhappy with Merkel’s decision to hold the summit in the center of Germany’s second-largest city to show healthy democracies could tolerate protests, as they are worried about property damage by violent police tactics.
After Hamburg authorities curbed camping by protesters, the St Pauli football club offered 200 sleeping places in their stadium as ‘a clear signal for human rights, freedom of expression and the right to demonstrate’.
About 12,000 gathered at the fish market in the borough of St Pauli, known for its red light district.
They will later march north to the heavily secured summit venue.
‘It’s ridiculous that police say some of us are violent when starting tomorrow the leaders of the world’s largest weapons-exporting and importing nations will be arriving in our city,’ said Stefan Hubert, a 32-year-old graphic designer.
Holding a placard reading, ‘Make love great again!’, he added:
‘This summit is a waste of money that could be better spent on deploying more boats to stop migrants fleeing war and hunger from drowning in the Mediterranean.’
Turkish-German protester Fatima Cicek said she and her two sisters wanted to make the point that the G20 is undemocratic as it is a forum where a handful of leaders make decisions that could impact the whole world.
The US president and anti-capitalist activists have something in common: distrust of globalization.
Trump was in Hamburg to push for trade rules that benefit America, including steelmakers facing tough competition from China.