Hamburg, Germany – #NoG20 protesters are gathering to address the global exploitation of resources, wars and violence of the capitalist system, and make their criticism and voices heard. The G20 Summit is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from the 20 major world economies. The 2017 summit is the twelfth meeting of the G20 and will last from July 7th – 8th, 2017, in the city of Hamburg, Germany.
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UNICORN RIOT COVERAGE OF G20 PROTESTS:
July 4, 2017 – Article: #G20 Summit Police State Descends on Hamburg
July 5, 2017 – Article: #G20 Summit – Demo Rave & Snatch Squads
July 6, 2017 – Watch the livestream above
G20 SUMMIT FACTS:
- 20,000 police to provide protection for State delegates, such as Trump, Putin, and Erdogan
- 4,800 journalists
- 6,000 State delegates
- 130 million Euros cost to the taxpayer
- 38 square kilometer security zone
One of the co-organizers Michael Martin explains why they named the planned protests “Welcome to Hell.”
“The world of the G20, capitalism and patriarchal relationships mean the hell on earth for millions of people today, but not only the commodity flows and markets have become globalized, but also our resistance Not to be intimidated by the violence and the legal crimes of the police in Hamburg.” – Michael Martin, co-organizer of “Welcome to Hell”
On Sunday, July 2nd, police attacked a large protest camp in Northwest Hamburg. Multiple injuries of protesters reported. Police also raided the home of at least one suspected militant protester in Rostock, Germany. The police claim to have found a cache of minor weapons.
Police have not allowed protest encampments across the city. Efforts for a legal encampment have already been squashed despite local judges siding on the side of the encampments, as police have eradicated at least two camps.
“At 10:00 a.m. this morning the ultimatum against the senate in Hamburg passed. Autonomous activists demanded from the senate to allow a protest camps with tents to sleep until 10:00 a.m. this morning. Otherwise activists would start wild camps across Hamburg. The senate didn’t react so things might escalate today. First “wild” camps already started: https://linksunten.indymedia.org/en/node/217240
Flight restriction have also been created because of #G20HAM17 from July 6, 6 o’clock. Drones are not allowed. Police have suspended the right to assemble from 06:00 on the 7th to 06:00 on the 8th of July.
Below is a summary of media promoting each day of protest.
July 5th & 6th:
International anticapitalist demonstration “G20 – Welcome to Hell!” / St. Pauli Fischmarkt
4pm: Opening with cultural, musical and political contributions
7pm: Start of the demonstration
Mass demonstration with autonomous & anticapitalist blocs
Below are live twitter updates following the hashtags
#NoG20, #NoG20en, and #G20Ham17