Saturday, July 8, 2017

WSJ - Hamburg G-20 mobs riot, vandalize and loot stores, rages for hours before police move - Just like in USA --tma

A woman uses her mobile phone as she stands in a looted Budnikowsky drugstore in Hamburg's Schanzenviertel district on Saturday. Violent anticapitalist protests plagued the Group of 20 host city in a second straight day of demonstrations.

HAMBURG—A riot that raged for hours just a mile from the Group of 20 meeting site left German officials struggling to explain Saturday how protests that had long been predicted spiraled out of control.
Only after SWAT teams, riot police and water cannons swept block by block were authorities able to end the overnight riots in the left-leaning Schanzenviertel neighborhood, a 20-minute walk from the venue where leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies continued their two-day meeting Saturday.
Stores were looted, barricades and cars set on fire, and officers attacked with rocks, bottles and slingshots, Hamburg police said. Authorities moved to quell the riots only after they had raged for hours, according to several shopkeepers in one of the hardest-hit streets ...