This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg includes what we have come to expect from meetings of the global superpowers. Photo ops, posturing, pontificating, scoffing, and a healthy dose of protest.
The police prevented the protestors from doing any significant damage. The protestors flipped and burned cars, smashed windows and both sides inflicted and suffered numerous injuries. The protestors used catapults to launch rocks and cocktails (the flaming launchable variety) and some were armed with hand weapons intent on bludgeoning the police or hoping to return a previously received bludgeon. Thankfully there was only minor disruption to Melania Trump’s tour of the historic Hamburg harbor.