Hamburg conducts research on policing in riots G20 summit

Hamburg conducts research on policing in riots G20 summit

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The authorities in Hamburg have a preliminary examination set for possible excessive violent action of 35 policemen during the riots surrounding the G20 summit in the city.

In 27 cases, looking at whether the agents needless injury inflicted on the rioters, reported the Süddeutsche Zeitung on Friday.

Also the ministry of Internal Affairs does the investigation. A spokeswoman closed Friday that the investigation into the police action is extended.

Mayor Olaf Scholz had previously repeatedly ruled out that the police lines had broken. He received support from the international angle. So was Jean-Claude Juncker, the criticism of the action of the police “unjust and incomprehensible”.


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Concert hall

According to the president of the European Commission has “every police officer his life on the game. That deserves recognition, not criticism.” Local media reported on Tuesday that a number of the 20,000 police officers at the top were used, as a thank you was invited for a concert in the new concert hall in Hamburg.

The riots last week around the summit in Hamburg lasted four days. At that time, were protesters against the summit a trail of destruction behind. Shops were looted and cars set on fire. Nearly five hundred policemen were injured, compared to two hundred troublemakers.

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