Press release #16 from 8 July 2017. Directly after the day of action against the G20 summit on 7 July and the police’s evacuation of the Schanzenviertel quarter, the LKA (police authority of the federal state) raided the international centre B5 in the Brigittenstrasse in St.Pauli.
On June 28th we started to publish regular updates with news about the NoG20 protests in Hamburg. Today with the demonstration against repression in the Hamburg-Harburg district, where the special G20 prison is and other updates. We will update this page regularly. Refresh the page to see the updates.
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Press release #15 from 8 July 2017
On 7th July 2017 the G20 summit in Hamburg officially opened – the protests on the other hand had started long before. Although 15.000 police officers were present in the city already the deployment of further police forces was requested and approved. Nevertheless the police lost complete control over some parts of Hamburg during the night after opening day. Neither the use of more than 20 water cannons nor armed vehicles, neither the massive use of riot control agents nor physical assaults made it possible to regain control. Ultimately even heavily armed special riot control squads were patrolling in the streets.
Press release #14 from 7 July 2017
In the early hours of the 7th of July, the action day against the G20 summit started with blockades of the delegates routes and of the harbour. Even in the forbidden zone, declared by a general decree, thousands of summit opponents came together for smaller and bigger actions and participated in diverese actions. Unfortunately – just as on the day before – people got injured.
Press release #13 dated 7 July 2017
On 6 July the police in Hamburg smashed the inaugural “Welcome to Hell” demonstration of more than 12,000 participants protesting against the G20 summit. In consequence, people spread throughout Hamburg, resulting in confrontations with police in several areas. The police injured so many on that day that independent medics ran out of bandages.
On Sat, 8th of July 2017 about 1:30 am one of our lawyers of the legal aid team was attacked by several policemen, who grabbed him in his face, twisted his arm and dragged him out of the pre-charge detention centre.
On June 28th we started to publish regular updates with news about the NoG20 protests in Hamburg. Today with the aftermath of the storm on the Schanze district and other updates. We will update this page regularly. Refresh the page to see the updates.
Image: Screenshot from a livestream during the storm on the Schanze district by cops last night.
Anonymous activists published a statement yesterday why they started to act on a decentral level in Hamburg. The statement was published before the clashes in the Schanze district and was about the actions yesterday morning.
On June 28th we started to publish regular updates with news about the NoG20 protests in Hamburg. Today with block the summit and other updates. We will update this page regularly. Refresh the page to see the updates.
06:14pm Riot cops near Elbphilharmonie. Image by Twitter account @c_hedtke
G20 Legal Team press group, press release #11, July 6th 2017
On the evening of July 6th the police has violently attacked the »Welcome to Hell« demonstration at it’s starting point at Fischmarkt in order to prevent any demonstration from happening. Both the protest rave the night before and the initial event this afternoon took place without any incident.