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Who was behind the violence that took place during the G20 on July 06 - 07 and 08, 2017? - English Version

Who was behind the violence
that took place during the G20
on July 06 - 07 and 08, 2017?

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Updatet: 13/07/2022
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  Demonstration at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017
In 2017, Germany hosted a Hamburg G20. For several weeks, were announced by various far-left groups that the G20 (summit bringing together the heads of state and government of the 20 largest economic countries in the world) in Hamburg would be hell. The slogan "Welcome to Hell" appeared on many banners during the demonstrations.

  Police deployment during the G20 demonstration in Hamburg in July 2017
  For this, the German authorities had mobilized more than 20,000 police officers including Bereischaftspolizei from different German states. This represented the largest German police operation.

Les Bereitschaftspolizei allemandes
  Demonstration at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017
From the first evening of the G20, clashes took place in the streets with blockades, burned cars, broken windows, tagged walls, and projectiles thrown at the forces of order. The activists of this ultra-left were estimated by the German authorities between 7,000 and 8,000 individuals.

Individuals unsealing cobblestones from the streets during the Demonstration at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017.
  Their members hidden under their hoods and dressed in black, forming Black Blocs, a name they give themselves by the way, are, for the most part, known to the intelligence services of various countries.

  Riot truck during the demonstration at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017
Indeed, in addition to having German far-left activists like the Roter Aufbau Hamburg (Hamburg Red Structure) or the Rote Flora (Red Flora), which itself is an autonomous and anti-capitalist alliance, other groups come from Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

Riot trucks during the demonstration at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017
  In addition, the Turkish intelligence services informed that some 500 Turkish nationalists, close to Kurdish movements and hostile to the current Turkish president, Erdogan, would be present. It is known that the Turkish community is very present in Germany.

  Demonstration at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017
These groups, which are autonomous, are nevertheless well organized. Maps of the city showing small streets to escape had been distributed. Also local lawyers were ready to intervene in case of arrest of activists...

Riot truck during the Protest at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017. 
This type of summit, which is highly publicized worldwide, is a formidable sounding board for these groups. Indeed, it allows to gather a large number of opponents to this type of meetings between large countries and governments. It also attracts the media bubble.

  Demonstration at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017
It is enough to look at the number of media as well as amateur photographers and cameramen calling themselves journalists and who quickly put on the social networks videos and articles so that this creates an information on the police violence.

Videos published shortly after the first demonstrations:

  Demonstration at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017
Indeed, with the number of police officers and the number of demonstrators against this summit, it is possible to interfere among the pacifists and to start hostilities by throwing projectiles and setting fire to vehicles to create a sense of chaos...
A total of 476 police officers were injured out of 20,000 deployed over the 3 days of the G20 and 186 people were arrested. 300 people were also injured during the clashes between police and protesters.

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Police officer in front of demonstrators at the WTO Summit in 1999 in Seattle, USA
That's why we can see that at every major summit, these are marred by this type of violence... For example, the WTO (World Trade Organization) summit in 1999 in Seattle (600 arrests and millions of dollars of damage that led to a curfew and a state of emergency in the state of Seattle).

Riot truck at the IMF Summit in 2000 in Prague, Czech Republic
In Prague, in the Czech capital in 2000, against the Annual Assembly of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and the World Bank. (200 injured including 123 police officers and 900 arrested)

Demonstrators in front of the road leading to the city of Davos during the WEF Summit in 2001 in Davos, Switzerland
The year 2001 will show an acceleration with a number of summits which each time will be enamelled of incidents:
In Davos in Switzerland in January 2001 against the World Economic Forum (120 arrests)

Violent individuals facing the police during the Summit of the Americas in 2001 in Quebec City, Canada 
then during the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April, (400 arrests, 19 policemen injured)

Swedish Police riders during the European Council in 2001 in Göteborg, Sweden
And with the summit of the European Union in Göteborg in Sweden in June (500 arrests, about ten injured)

The student killed by a policeman during the G8 Summit in 2001 in Genoa, Italy
The dramatic one in Genoa in July 2001, where a G8 was held and where there were more than 600 injured on the side of the demonstrators and 1 death. This will be condemned by the Association "Amnesty International" as the most serious attack on democratic rights in a Western country since the end of the Second World War... (600 injured, 200 arrested)

Members of the German police force at the G8 Summit in 2007 in Rostock, Germany
The one of Rostock against the G8 in Germany in 2007, (More than 1000 injured including 430 policemen)

Individuals harassing police officers during the 2009 NATO Summit in Strasbourg, France
From NATO to Strasbourg in 2009, (a hundred police officers injured and more than 300 people arrested)

Sommet du G20 en 2009 à Londres au Royaume-Uni
Or in the City of London, during the G20 the same year, with one death... (more than 170 arrests)

2010 G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada
During the G20 summit in Toronto in 2010, with 97 police officers injured, (37 injured among civilians and 1000 arrests)

  Members of the Bereischaftspolizei at the Demonstration during the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017.
If the result of this kind of action does not give any progress in terms of ideas and prevents pacifists from demonstrating, on the other hand for those who provoke it, it gives a satisfaction of permanent overthrow and revolution.

Peaceful demonstrators at the G20 in Hamburg in July 2017
For most of those watching or informed, this creates a sense of generalized chaos and incomprehension, as well as a trivialization of violence that no longer conceptualizes a struggle for a better world or new values, but rather a sense of waste and negation of the ideas of these ultra-left movements...

Road control at the French-Spanish border on 19/08/19
The management of the G7 in France in 2019 showed another approach in the management of this type of gathering

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on the sidelines of the G20 in Hamburg
July 2017:



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