After last week’s ultra-violent demonstrations in Hamburg during the G20 summit, it is the Hamburg police who are being targeted for “police brutality”.
A blame game over ugly street violence that marred Germany’s hosting of the G20 summit last week spilled into the national election campaign Tuesday as Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Potential rioters should have their movements restricted or be made wear electronic ankle tags, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said.
When he said “tags” I was hoping he meant toe tags.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the final leader to meet privately with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday prior to the official start of the G20 summit in Hamburg.
A number of anchors and pundits on the two media outlets assumed that Trump wouldn’t raise the interference issue due to his somewhat cozy relationship with Putin. Analysts operated under the speculative assumption all day Friday.
A one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin could make for some difficult optics for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, given the swirling allegations surrounding Russian meddling in elections in the West.
Protesters injured at least 160 police officers, torched cars and lorries and broke into a locked-down metro station on Friday, seeking to wrest control of the streets of Hamburg as leaders from the world’s biggest economies met nearby.
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman has responded to a tweet from Donald Trump, calling the President a “whack job” and telling him to “get a grip”.
In a few days, it will come out that Trump is correct but no one will carry the story. Rinse and repeat.
Trudeau has been called on to appeal to the protesters at Thursday night’s rock concert in Hamburg, where he will give a short speech promoting the benefits of global co-operation beyond corporations and the world’s richest citizens.
The “Welcome to Hell” rally was billed as the climax of a number of protests against both the G20 summit taking place in the city and Donald Trump’s arrival.
Recent media coverage in advance of the G20 summit in Hamburg has set the stage for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to press for climate action. In comparing Trudeau’s support for the Paris Agreement to the Trump administration’s “exit” from the Paris Agreement, it is possible to associate the word “leadership” with Canada’s climate policies.
Hamburg police reported on Sunday that Rostock police had evidence that a 30-year-old resident in their city was plotting to commit “significant crimes” in connection with the G20 international summit in Hamburg starting on Friday.
Police have expressed particular concern about Thursday afternoon’s “Welcome to Hell” march, expected to draw up to 8,000 anarchists and leftwing radicals.
Hamburg is transforming itself into an Orwellian dystopia for the G20 Summit
In less than three weeks from now, the world’s attention will be drawn to your city, as you host the planet’s most powerful heads of state for the G20 summit. Let us be clear: the G20 has no democratic mandate: it embodies the politics of austerity, social inequality, war and ecological destruction. The protests and draconian security measures that follow G20 summits around the world are testament to this group’s odiously illiberal and autocratic nature.